05 de Enero del 2018 3:46 pm.
In the words of head coach Robert Dante Siboldi, los Guerreros are ready and with the highest level of motivation to start the 2018 Clausura.
"We are very good, I see the team in excellent shape," he told media on Friday afternoon after the team concluded training at Estadio Corona.
"The guys are very involved in the football idea, this week we put the final touch on details to start one hundred percent from the first game, with the big picture and priority being to reach the playoffs."
With regard to week one's rival, Lobos BUAP, he said: "There are certain points, for example, where they had not been able to get the new players in time that were waiting for, and we don't believe that they will be ready for this game. But of all of those who participated in the preseason, for those players we have a general idea. They still maintain their line of three centers, with their training of 3-4-1-2, and it can vary. We are working to counteract that formation and have our variables to win the game."
He assured that his coaching staff and the entire group are excited for the new campaign: "Without a doubt, it is a nice anxiety, not nerves," he said.
"We have a type of certainty of how we have worked in preparation of a month and a half for this first game. The boys really put up with the workload that is undoubtedly the one that will give us the basis for the whole tournament, and in the last week we put the finishing touches on some details to be at 100 percent for the first game."
Regarding the team's dominance at home, he concluded and recognized the importance of making TSM a difficult place for opponents to win. "We must try to win by respecting the rival, and we have to become strong locally. We have a history of the past tournament where the latter wasn't achieved, so we have to reverse that with the support of the fans, show the desire to transcend, to reach a Liguilla.
"From the first match we need to build that illusion that we must reach and be in the first eight places of the table. It is very important to our people, our fans, the first match we have to win and with that idea. I am sure that the team will give everything, regardless of whether they play well or badly, leaving everything on the court is not negotiable, that is by default."