09 de Septiembre del 2016 4:59 pm.
Los Guerreros arrived in the north central state of Aguascalientes on Friday afternoon, a day before they are scheduled to play newly-promoted Necaxa as the midway point of the 2016 Apertura approaches.
Sitting in 14th place with seven points, Necaxa recently defeated Gallos Blancos of Queretaro 2-1 at Estadio Corregidora during week seven, its first win of the Apertura. Prior, the team accumulated draws against Cub Tijuana, Pumas, Leon, and Cruz Azul, and lost to Pachuca and Monterrey in weeks three and five.
Head coach Jose Manuel de la Torre offered his thoughts on the rival and mentality of the team heading into tomorrow’s game.
"We had players who went with the national team, both at youth level and higher but there are also young people in (our youth teams) who are forcing opportunity. We have begun to include concepts we want to drive this team and they have served us well. Now it must be refelcted in actions and results (against Necaxa).
We still have one day to prepare and it’s important that in this game we finish with a good result to continue to have aspirations to keep delivering. We have been watching Necaxa and they have done well in some games and in some they didn’t deserve the results they got. They have had good games with some interesting players and I think more and more they have come together. It will not be an easy match.”
With that, De la Torre addressed the mentality of of the team heading into the game against Necaxa.
“The team is doing well and has worked very hard with the awareness of their circumstances,” he said. “They always have the clear objective to improve, first individually and then collectively. The intention is to win every game, both home and away. We know that the complexity presented within each encounter is different, and we have to earn the most points (possible).”
The game is scheduled for 9:00 pm kickoff local time at Estadio Victoria and can be seen on Televisa Deportes Network.