On Cougars They are hungry for revenge, after what happened in the previous tournament in which they could not overcome the regular phase, as stated by the Argentine central defender of the university team, Nicolas Freire, this Wednesday at a press conference, prior to his debut at the Opening 2021 next Sunday receiving the Atlas in the University Olympic Stadium.
Without a doubt we come with that hunger, that anger so to speak, of wanting to reverse what we did in the previous tournament. We have been training very well, we have great expectations for this tournament collectively. Hopefully so ”, declared the defender, who was enthusiastic about the possibility that the stadium will once again have the presence of the fans after a year and four months.
It’s something we’ve been waiting for a long time here in Mexico City. It is a sensation that we have relived in other stadiums and without a doubt it is something very gratifying, rediscovering yourself with the shouts, with the breaths, with the whoring of the people. It is part of the folklore of soccer ”, commented on the matter.
For the start of the championship, the blue auria they will not be able to count on the presence of the Panamanian striker Gabriel Torres, the goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera and the central defender Johan Vasquez, who are concentrated with their respective selections.
Well, we have been in the preseason for almost two months without them, that is, from the beginning we knew that they were going to be an important part of the national team and well, we have prepared ourselves for that situation. As for the team, we have been doing a good preseason. We have had some friendlies that have gone quite well, not only in the result but also in the technical, in the tactical, “expressed Freire, wishing that these absences would not suffer.
In the case of Johan Vasquez, there is even the possibility that he will no longer return to the capital after his participation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, given the interest shown by some European teams.
Hopefully he will take that leap for his development as a footballer and as a person. Surely we will join in here “, predicted” Nico “, his partner in central defense during the last tournaments.
Another of the casualties that those of the Pedregal is the midfielder Carlos Gutierrez, whose fracture of the distal third of the left fibula, suffered in yesterday’s training and for which he had to undergo surgery, will take 8 to 12 weeks to recover.
It was a disgrace, I consider it that way, a disgrace, because well, I am guided a lot by the kind of person he is, he is a phenomenal guy, both on and off the court, he transmits good energy. He is a boy who adds and sincerely something like this happens to him, at the beginning of the tournament, it is a disgrace. But hey, also what we talked about yesterday (Tuesday), is part of what we do, we are exposed to this type of thing and without a doubt that a situation like this has to know how to process it, “said Nicolás Freire, who would come out as captain of the Pumas on Sunday before the departure of Juan Pablo Vigón to the Tigres.
The university students do not lose in the first day from the Closing Tournament 2017. (2-1 against Chivas).
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