Uruguayan Guillermo Almada, coach of the Santos Laguna of Mexican football, said this Sunday, after his team’s 1-0 victory over Cruz Azul, that they could score one more goal if they had had better aim.
“I think the result is fair and if we had been more precise we could have scored one more goal; we have to work on it to be more competitive,” said the coach at the end of the game on date one of Clausura 2021.
Santos and Cruz Azul engaged in an even match, although they could not hurt themselves in the first period. In the second half, the team led by Guillermo Almada scored the winning goal thanks to Chilean Diego Valdés.
The Uruguayan strategist recognized the value of victory because of the hierarchy of the rival they faced.
“Winning always gives you confidence, it left us good feelings to be the first game and for the rival we had in front of us. Cruz Azul has a lot of category, has a great squad and is a candidate for the title,” he said.
Guillermo Almada highlighted the disposition of its elements to win a match that was even.
“It is a starting point to continue growing, I am very satisfied with the delivery in such an even game. We had a good performance to be the first game. We are in the process of putting together a competitive team.”
The Uruguayan helmsman spoke about what his team lacks to assimilate the idea he is looking for.
“We must continue to grow, give confidence to young players. For the moment we are happy, but we have to improve, have more volume of play, get more loose on the field to have a better performance.
Almada explained why he chose the goalkeeper, Mexican Carlos Acevedo, 24, to be the captain of Santos Laguna.
“He was chosen because he emerged here in the team and we chose him for his leadership and good performances. We know that this will help him grow as a footballer and as a Santos captain.
On day two of the Clausura 2021 Santos will play at home against the Tigres next Sunday.
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