León (Mexico), Apr 7 (EFE) .- The coach of the Mexican León, Ignacio Ambriz, assured this Wednesday that he likes football under pressure and his team knows how to play in those conditions as they will next week against Toronto in the League of Concacaf Champions.
“I like to go against pressure and my team knows how to play with it very well,” said the strategist after the 1-1 draw with Toronto in the first leg of the round of 16 of the regional tournament.
In their stadium, the León de Ambriz took advantage with a goal from Fernando Navarro, but an own goal by Colombian Andrés Mosquera saved Toronto, which was tied, despite being dominated.
Ambriz accepted that next Wednesday in the return match to be played in Orlando the Lion will go out to seek victory and said he is calm because the players have what to do to achieve the goal.
‘We need to go to win and the team has been able to respond; the team is growing. We are going to recover for Saturday (for the league tournament) and on Wednesday we will have an important appointment in Orlando, ‘he added.
El León, champion of the Apertura 2020, is the best soccer team in Mexico in the last two years. He started the year badly, but he recovered, he is in a good moment and according to his coach, convinced of being a protagonist in the Concacaf League.
‘The team is going to get to that game very well; we have a dream and no one is going to take it away from us. We have the hunger and the desire to transcend internationally, ‘he added.
Referring to how the squad will manage to face Atlas in the league on Saturday and four days later against Toronto, he said that he plans to rotate the players and after Saturday, four days will be enough to get his players ready for the return duel with Toronto.
‘Today we needed to be blunt; Outside of that I cannot blame anything. Every day we are better physically and tactically ‘, he concluded. EFE