The team led by the former national coach lost against Santos Laguna and adds five days without knowing the victory, in addition to being on the edge of the qualifying zone for the Liguilla
By Eduardo AlavezSeptember 20, 2020 Share on FacebookShare Share on TwitterTweet Share on WhatsAppShare
Chepo de la Torre will not resign despite the poor results with Toluca (Photo: Cuartoscuro)
With the defeat against Santos Laguna (1-2), Toluca added five consecutive dates without getting a victory and is on the edge of the qualification zone. However, coach José Manuel de la Torre does not think about taking a step aside.
Chepo was forceful when asked if he thinks about resigning after the bad results that they have in position 11 of the general table. “No”, was the brief and harsh answer of the chorizo strategist in a press conference, after the match against the Warriors.
The Red Devils helmsman pointed out that the adverse moment has occurred due to inattention at different times during the matches. “ We have had bad results due to lack of attention in several plays . Of course that reduces the confidence of the group, but they are trying to do things well, “he said.
Toluca added five dates in a row without getting a victory and is on the edge of the qualification zone (Photo: Courtesy / Club Santos)
He explained that in this defeat they sought to take all three points despite going down on the scoreboard. “We modified to equalize in the middle court and in a certain way the game matched up ,” he said.
Although he did not rule out that his pupils lack a better mentality, he said that they need the whole group to be in tune to score points in the championship. “ I think that many players have a very good attitude, but we must do it as a team . If not, nobody shines and nobody is saved. In effort we are remaining to owe a little ”, sentenced.
“It is clear that the efforts are not being coordinated. All these circumstances, if you don't do it in due time, have been accumulating, added to the bad results, ”lamented the coach, who has already made the Mexicans champion.
Chepo acknowledged that he is concerned about the situation of the third team with the most league titles in Mexican football (Photo: Courtesy / Club Santos)
He acknowledged that he is concerned about the situation of the third team with the most league titles in Mexican soccer. “ When things don't go well, of course there is that concern . Undoubtedly we feel ashamed with this hobby, “he said.
“We don't like this situation. In this demand, we need to regain our spirits to get up to the task and that this hobby feels satisfied with the results it has always had ”, concluded Chepo.
An important victory for Santos
Coach Guillermo Almada described this game as a “very important victory” (Photo: Courtesy / Club Santos)
Those of the Shire hardly know the victory in this tournament . They have two wins at home and with this Sunday they got their first three points as a visitor. This had them in position 16 of the table, outside the Liguilla zone.
For this reason, coach Guillermo Almada described this match as a “very important victory . “ “We took three very valuable points, in a complicated place and with a team that has great players,” said his counterpart in the technical direction minutes before the conference.
As on other occasions, the Uruguayan recognized the irregularity of his team , although he clarified that it was not a question of the form of the game. He recalled that his campus has been reduced by injuries and infections by COVID-19.
Although the Warriors placed two balls at the back of the net, Almada pointed out that they still have to work on the forcefulness (Photo: Courtesy / Club Santos)
“I think we did a very good demonstration. It gives us a football boost to be able to trust and believe in what they are doing, ”said the Uruguayan coach, who pointed out that they improved a little in the definition in front of the goal.
Although the Warriors put two balls at the back of the net, Almada said they still have to work on the forcefulness. ” Today we improved a little in the definition because we scored the goals , but we are still missing due to the number of situations we created in the game,” he said.
Finally, he applauded the performance of the young Gael Sandoval , who opened the scoring in favor of Santos. “Gael got up late and couldn't make the preseason. He was injured and suffered from the disease that we all suffer from. He is far from having 90 minutes, but we were very satisfied with his performance ”, he concluded.