It was won and it is the most important thing. A Peruvian man Juan Reynoso, coach of the Blue Cross of Mexican soccer, accepted that the priority of his team was to beat Pachuca at the Hidalgo stadium after adding two defeats (Santos and Puebla) in the Clausura Liga MX 2021 and pointed out that later the forms will improve. The ‘Cabezón’ had no problems recognizing that defending was the first objective against ‘Tuzos’.
“The forms will be improved; Today we had good moments beyond which many will say that Cruz Azul waited and did not come out to propose. Football is about results and once you have results, you gain confidence and heal wounds. We are starting to crawl and when you crawl you don’t want to run ”, he said at a press conference.
In the Tuzos stadium of Uruguayan strategist Paulo Pezzolano, Cruz Azul appeared with the loss of some of his main players and settled behind with a line of five.
He was beaten in the first half, however the rival lacked aim and in the second half he paid for it because Paraguayan Juan Escobar turned his head in the 62nd minute on a corner kick and decided the victory of “La Maquina”, by 0 -1.
“The team showed commitment, we were supportive. The result came out round, with things to correct; the intention was to neutralize Pachuca and with the passing of the minutes, overcome them with long possessions like ”, he affirmed.
“I have been quite clear in saying that I am not here to sell smoke … at no time am I ashamed to say that today we went out to defend, to manage the game and to try to win it from that. Then our demand will be different, “he added.
Reynoso was named Cruz Azul coach shortly before the start of the championship, which did not allow him to do preseason. Although in his debut he played well, he fell to Santos Laguna and in his second appearance, he was defeated by Puebla, who dominated him.
“We would have liked to have four or five friendlies, but football poses challenges; we took a step forward in the demand and intensity ”, he indicated.
On the fourth round of the championship, the Blues will host Querétaro, fifth in the standings, which has shown good football at the start of the tournament.
“It will be a tough rival, but Cruz Azul must recover”, Reynoso concluded, who relied on the return to the lineup of Uruguayan striker Jonathan Rodríguez, absent this Monday due to punishment, and that of defender Luis Romo, injured, in addition to the fact that Paraguayan defender Pablo Aguilar could appear as a substitute, recovered from discomfort.
With information from EFE
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