Javier Aguirre, coach of Monterrey of Mexican soccer, affirmed that his team He deserves a rematch that they will seek in 2022.
“We all deserve a rematch for what happened to us the previous semester in the league, we have the Club World Cup and the local tournament to prove it”, Explained the technician in a press conference.
Monterrey, the most expensive team in Mexican soccer, was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Apertura 2021, a stumble that Aguirre said they want to compensate in the Clausura 2022 and the Mundialito.
“We can’t get worse than we did in the last tournament. We had many injuries, despite that we got the Concachampions and now the Club World Cup is coming “, he mentioned.
The Rayados won the Concacaf Champions League 2021, so they will participate; together with Palmeiras, champion of the Libertadores, and Chelsea, monarch of the Champions League; at the Club World Cup.
The strategist acknowledged some concern about the proximity of the dates in the matches of this event with those of the South American tie and Concacaf.
“We know that the dates are tightening due to the proximity of national team matches, but we are confident that we will be able to solve that situation once the time has come.”
Monterrey has the Colombian in its ranks Stefan Medina, the Chilean Sebastián Vegas and the Argentine Esteban Andrada, among the regulars to the calls of their respective teams.
They are joined by Mexicans Jesús Gallardo, César Montes, Héctor Moreno, Carlos Rodríguez and Rogelio Funes Mori, who are usually called to the team led by the Argentine Gerardo Martino.
Monterrey will debut at the Club World Cup on February 3 against Al-Ahly of Egyptian football. Conmebol has knockout matches scheduled on January 27, 28, and February 1.
At Concacaf, Mexico will play Jamaica on January 27, Costa Rica on January 30 and Panama on February 2.
Despite the proximity of the dates, Aguirre hoped to have enough staff to not resent absences that cannot be avoided.
“We are ready to face the league and the Club World Cup, because there are fewer competitions, only World Cup qualifiers so there will be fewer trips, we will be more rested and with fewer injuries, that will allow us to have a more complete squad.”