The Argentine Fernando Ortiz, coach of the Mexican soccer club America, stated this Wednesday that his team should have come out with the victory because it was better than Puebla.
“It was a tight duel, but we proposed, we went to the front, we attacked and we were far superior to Puebla, that is my conclusion”, said the coach at the end of the Clausura quarterfinal game in which América tied 1-1 at Puebla.
In the duel, the local team took the lead thanks to a goal from Venezuelan Fernando Aristeguieta in the second half. América went in search of an equalizer and found it thanks to a goal from Uruguayan Sebastián Cáceres 10 minutes from time.
Ortiz recognized that the offensive proposal of both teams allowed them to enjoy a dynamic game, which he said, his team dominated in the second half in which they created several scoring chances.
“Both teams proposed to win the game. There were several situations to score. In the second half we had the best options, we were much superior, but we couldn’t be more forceful”, he insisted.
The strategist mentioned that the result will allow his team to take advantage of the weight of a stage like the Azteca Stadium in the second game of the quarterfinals.
“Now we have 90 minutes at the Azteca to play a round game and win the key. We have the players with the necessary quality to try to solve this in the second leg. in front of our fans.”
Fernando Ortiz underlined the advantage that closing the tie at home would represent and invited the American fans to support them.
“People have to join us in the Azteca to make it weigh. We must take advantage of the fact that now we are going to play at home, it is an advantage to close the tie in our stadium, but we have to respect the rival, we can’t trust because nothing has been decided”.
In the second match of the quarterfinals, the Eagles will host Puebla next Saturday.
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