Solari’s excuse with America after losing to Cruz Azul

Solari has been criticized and now his demand is greater (Photo: Sergio Pérez / Reuters)

America has received two hard blows in a short span of time. Fell in the end of the Concacaf Champions League against Monterrey last Thursday, with a performance that aroused criticism. Later, he lost the Young Classic to Blue Cross and fueled the signals for the squad and for the Argentine strategist.

After the 2 to 1 defeat at the Azteca Stadium, Santiago Solari argued that the reason for this stumble it’s the little rest of the players because the schedule of the Azulcremas it is very tight.

“The calendar is very busy, there is no truce. I understand that you look at it, the fan watches it, but the players play it and live it with their physique. It has been a very tight semester, the games are repeated every very little time, we played a Final away from home 48 hours ago“Said Solari in a press conference.

Recently, the helmsman of the Ave was nominated to be one of the best technical directors of 2021. According to the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS), Solari has the necessary merits to be the best strategist of the year. The results will come out at the end of November, and he will compete with Javier Aguirre from Monterrey and Juan Reynoso from Cruz Azul.

Cruz Azul is close to qualifying for the league (Photo: Carlos Ramírez / EFE)
Cruz Azul is close to qualifying for the league (Photo: Carlos Ramírez / EFE)

Although America did not lose positions in Liga MX, and although they remain leaders and classified in the league, the pressure on the institution from different sectors is getting worse. Solari also pointed out that, in his opinion, the Azulcremas they didn’t deserve defeat. He affirmed that apparently throughout 90 minutes, the fairest thing was to leave with a draw, in addition to highlighting the effort of his pupils.

“Today the team made a great effort, we had to refresh, the players who entered gave their all. The game was tied until the last second and I think that would have been a fair end result for what was seen in the total developmentThat’s my opinion, ”the Argentine said at a media conference.

Now those of Coapa will have to think about their next commitment and then face the Big party. Although nothing is at stake in the statistical issue, they must regain confidence as soon as possible to avoid a disaster early in the second phase of the tournament.

Despite his defeat at Concachampions, Solari is nominated to be one of Liga MX's strategists of the year (Photo: @ TheChampions / Twitter)
Despite his defeat at Concachampions, Solari is nominated to be one of Liga MX’s strategists of the year (Photo: @ TheChampions / Twitter)

His counterpart, Juan Máximo Reynoso, also spoke after Sunday’s game. In them he affirmed that the triumph only represents three points and clarified that for him, the tie was unfair.

“Because of how it happened, they are the ones that are most enjoyed, but we are not going to fall into triumphalism either because there are only three points. It was not four or five, I stay more that we took up a lot of things offensively and defensively. It was going to be unfair that we ended in a draw because of how the game went“Said the Peruvian helmsman.

With the victory, Cruz Azul established itself in fifth position and looms for fourth place for Toluca in order to automatically enter the league. With the three points obtained in the Azteca Stadium the Cement they reached 23 units with two games to play.

The pending matches for those of La Noria are against León corresponding to date 11 and against Pumas to end their regular phase. In case of winning all six possible points, would reach 29 and would be almost tying access to the Big party. In case of not doing it, the repechage would be almost inevitable.


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