02 de Noviembre del 2016 10:45 am.
For central defender Nestor Araujo, this Sunday's game against Chiapas will hold special significance, not only because he’s hungry to close Santos’ remaining two games with three points in each, but because he will play against his brother Felix, who holds the same position for the rival team from the jungle.
"As a child I always dreamed to play alongside my brother," he commented. "Now we're going five or six games where we've played against each other. I enjoy seeing him. He's fought in his life to achieve things and I am glad to have my brother on the field with me. He's my best friend."
During his press conference after training on Tuesday afternoon, Araujo went on and spoke about the current tournament los Guerreros have endured. "The truth is we are indebted," he said. "It goes without saying how bad we have left things in terms of results but we can't just give up. We have to keep fighting for the club, for the people (fans) and for ourselves. People are angry. Virtually the entire tournament we have been bad. We also care about our future, so we're going to keep fighting until the end. We have to get three points (on Sunday).
The 25 year old Mexico international also stressed the importance of closing the remainder of the tournament, winning both games against Chiapas at home and Toluca on the road.
Chiapas sits in last place in the Liga MX table with a 1-3-11 record, two positions below los Guerreros. Table position and records aside, the team will play this upcoming week 16 game as though it was facing any team in the top eight.
"We're going for six points," he said. "In the percentage table we are fourth from the bottom, so we must draw points, starting with this tournament and then the next. Santos should not be there. It's painful playing these tournaments in this situation. We will fight to get the six points remaining."
Santos Laguna and Chiapas will kick off this Sunday at 6:00 pm local time in Torreon at Estadio Corona, and the game can be seen on Univision Deportes in the USA.