Liga MX

Chivas denies there is a crisis after loss against Tigres

Toño Rodríguez, Guadalajara’s goalkeeper, said that the team is not in crisis after its latest results and that last night it lost in a difficult stadium.

Chivas denies there is a crisis after loss against Tigres
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Chivas suffered a big loss last night against Tigres and regardless of the result Antonio Rodríguez denies there is a crisis in Guadalajara. The fans seem preoccupied after losing 3-0 in the fifth week of the Clausura 2020, but the goalkeeper said that Chivas has been in worse situations and that they are not worried.

We had eight games without losing and last night we lost against one of the best teams in the league and in one of the most difficult stadiums. We have to respect our opponent. When people were saying good things about us we never thought we were going to be champions and now that we lost I think we have been in worse situations. We have to be calm and work harder to keep going.

“We are a strong group and inside we are stronger. We know what it is to play for Chivas and what it represents but we have to be calm besides the latest results. If you could be in the locker room you would notice how calm we all are and we are barely in the fifth week of the tournament, there are a lot of games left,” explained Rodríguez.

“We intend to be one of the best teams this and all the semesters but for that we need to learn from the good and bad times. When people talk about Barcelona, they talk about a strong team. When people talk about Real Madrid, they talk about a strong team. Come on man, Chivas is a strong team as well.”

Rodríguez is positive that at the end of the day the team will be solid and with the new players it takes a little bit of time for them to settle. “I said it before Chivas has a lot of potential but the new players need to adapt," he said. "So far we have only played five games and we are aiming to make it to the playoffs but there are three months left for that.”

Finally, the goalkeeper said that the team is at peace after losing 3-0 against Tigres: “We had our opportunities but we couldn't put them away. It is OK, we have to be solid and we need to be a unit. I said it in the beginning of the semester, just because we played well against Juárez we weren't going to be champions and not because we lost against Tigres are we in crisis. There are many games left and that has us at peace.”