Martín Anselmi on the Clausura final against América: “We have a great rival in front of us” – La Opinion

Martín Anselmi on the Clausura final against América: “We have a great rival in front of us” – La Opinion


Martín Anselmi, coach of the Blue Crossturn the page after achieve your pass to the final of the Clausura 2024 tournament of the MX League after a suffering series against the Rayados de Monterrey and now points to what will be the duel against the Águilas del América to define the champion.

The Argentine technical director of the Cement Machine spoke about what will be the decisive instance that he will have to play against the current Mexican soccer champion who has just left Chivas de Guadalajara on the road in the semifinals.

“All that that fuels a game, does not make the football game, it is a football game. There is a great rival that we want to beat”Martín Anselmi pointed out in the press conference after Sunday’s game in which Cruz Azul lost to Monterrey (1-2) but still advanced with the victory in the first leg (0-1).

Martín Anselmi, technical director of Cruz Azul during the second leg of the semifinal of the Clausura 2024 tournament of the MX League against the Rayados de Monterrey held at the Ciudad de los Deportes stadium.
Martín Anselmi, Cruz Azul coach during the second leg of the semifinal of the Clausura 2024 tournament of the MX League against the Rayados de Monterrey held at the Ciudad de los Deportes stadium.
Credit: Etzel Espinosa | Imago7

“All that data, statistics, what do I know, we can’t live from the past, we also lived it in Los Angeles against América and we beat them”added the young Argentine strategist, downplaying possible favoritism for the Azulcrema team ahead of the Clausura 2024 final.

“We have a great rival in front of us, he is the current champion, the best rival we could face”Anselmi pointed out, showing his desire to achieve a good result against the troops led by Brazilian coach André Jardine and be crowned champion of Mexican soccer.

Martín Anselmi, who is in his first tournament at the head of the Cement Machine, also wanted to give credit to his players for the good semester they achieved after a rather unfortunate Apertura 2023.

Martín Anselmi, celebrating with the Cruz Azul players after finishing the match against the Rayados de Monterrey and having secured the ticket for the final of the Clausura 2024 tournament of the Liga MX.
Martín Anselmi, celebrating with the Cruz Azul players after finishing the match against the Rayados de Monterrey and having secured the ticket for the final of the Clausura 2024 tournament of the Liga MX.
Credit: Etzel Espinosa | Imago7

“It’s difficult because we are human beings and many things happen to us inside. I trust my players to death, in their dedication and I believe that things do not happen by chance. In the end it is the product of many months’ work.”considered the Argentine who also highlighted the level of Monterrey.

“I think we knew how to suffer once again. Monterrey has an impressive roster… One leaves and another enters and they have forwards who have a lot of hierarchy, who are very intelligent at playing. “We knew that at some point we had to go through this.”acknowledged the Cruz Azul strategist.

Cruz Azul and the Águilas del América will meet again to define a champion in what is known as the Young Classic. They had already met six times between the local tournament, the Copa MX and the Champion of Champions with a favorable balance for the azulcremas of 4 victories.

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