Tijuana, Mexico.-The Colombian Óscar Pareja, coach of the Xolos of Tijuana, said Tuesday that his team knows that can play well and with that mindset will receive tonight the favorite lion in the League of the closing tournament. » We are focused on growing and competing well. Players have the confidence in what the team can achieve, not only because of what has been achieved and grown, but also because of the strong and united group we have made, «said Pareja at a press conference.
Óscar Pareja during a press conference with the Xolos of Tijuana/Jam Media
This Wednesday, at the beginning of the quarterfinals of the closing, the Xolos of Tijuana, eighth of the classification, will receive the lion, best team of the championship, in a series unbalanced according to the statistics that favor the visitor. » In such a short period we try to maintain a model and let the boys come with energy. Finalize some details and prepare for the match. After that goal fulfilled, they are eager to keep moving forward. That is the basis for what is coming, «said Pareja, who hinted that this Wednesday his players will go to the field without complexes.
Tijuana plays in the synthetic field and will try to take advantage of that in the duel of Ida, a complicated challenge because the lion, in addition to leading the tournament, showed the best offensive and the safest defense, besides being the best visitor of the tournament.
There has been an identity of the people, the hobby, with the team. That synergy they have with the players, from the first day was one of the things I noticed since I arrived in Mexico I liked more. In Tijuana, we are all more dogs together, «the strategist concluded.
Óscar Pareja directing a match with the Xolos/Jam Media
The Xolos will visit on Saturday to the lion in the match of return of the quarterfinals to be completed with the series Tigers UANL-Pachuca, Monterrey-Necaxa and Cruz Azul-America. The four winners of the series are going to enter the semifinals. In case of a tie, the best located in the regular phase will pass: León, Tigres UANL, Monterrey and Cruz Azul.
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