The La Comarca club is in the third to last place in the general table and hopes to add a victory against Toluca to cut the gap with teams in the qualifying zone
By Eduardo AlavezSeptember 18, 2020 Share on FacebookShare Share on TwitterTweet Share on WhatsAppShare
Guillermo Almada insisted that Santos will qualify for the Liguilla (Photo: Club Santos)
Compared to the last two tournaments, Santos Laguna is not getting the results to qualify for the Liguilla at the moment. However, for coach Guillermo Almada the team does not play badly and, in his opinion, they have lost some games unfairly.
“Due to the merits made on the field, we would have to have many more points than we should have. Generally that balances out in the championships. It has happened to us that we have lost a few games unfairly, “said the Uruguayan strategist at a press conference.
The South American recalled that the Warriors face “a very big problem”, since since the beginning of the season they have not had a full squad . Although he clarified that it is not an excuse, he explained that it is a determining factor of performance.
The Laguneros are in position 16 of the general table (Photo: Courtesy / Club Santos / Alfredo Lopez / JAM MEDIA)
“Cutting that process obviously becomes difficult to overcome at the group and individual level . I have found myself with the obligation of not having footballers for three weeks and recovering them one day before the game and having to put them in because we have no more options ”, he lamented.
Even so, he said optimistic for the final part of the tournament, as he hopes to score points to enter the Fiesta Grande of Liga MX. “One must show the mettle, the strength, the warrior spirit that we all have here. The championship gives one more chance of being able to enter the Liguilla ”, he indicated.
If we can enter, as I have told the players, we will be very dangerous for anyone
The South American recalled that the Warriors have not had the full squad (Photo: Club Santos)
The lagoons are in position 16 of the general table and are antepenultimate . However, with the return of the playoffs to Mexican soccer, 12 teams will be able to enter the final phase of the tournament and Santos is just one point away from these positions, with seven more dates to play.
“We are very close, especially in the standings. I insist again, this championship gives us possibilities . We are aware that we have to improve. One of the points of view that we have had very bad in this championship is the effectiveness ”, he highlighted.
The Verdiblanco helmsman pointed out that his players have had positive things such as “dedication and willingness.” “We have surpassed many rivals in intensity, dominance, control, game, ” he completed.
The Verdiblanco helmsman pointed out that his players have had positive things such as “dedication and willingness” (Photo: Courtesy / Club Santos / Armando Marin / JAM MEDIA)
Regarding the meeting this weekend, Almada acknowledged that it will be difficult because the two clubs are looking for points. “Toluca is in the same need as us, which is to try to score points , to win games to be in the most important thing that is the Liguilla,” he said.
He accepted that the height of the city of Mexico will be a disadvantage for his players, but noted that they have to overcome the situation. “We are not in a position to make excuses of any kind,” he said.
If we have to go to suffer because we are at the height, at twelve noon, we will have to go to suffer, we will have to adapt
Almada accepted that the height of the Mexican city will be a disadvantage for its players (Photo: Courtesy / club Santos / Alvaro Avila / JAM MEDIA)
Finally, he mentioned that they will have the same squad with which they faced Tigres (2-0 loss away). “So far, thank God, we have not suffered any injury even if there is a player that we are taking care of in a complication that has arisen,” he mentioned.
“ We are very close to the goal of entering the Liguilla at this time . Then it is a different story ”, concluded the strategist.
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