The Argentinian Fernando Ortizcoach of the Águilas del América of Mexican soccer, said this Friday that Luis Angel MalagonOlympic bronze medalist with Mexico in Tokyo 2020, He will be the starting goalkeeper for his team against Tigres, replacing Óscar Jiménez.
“Angel is going to start. The reason for this decision is because Ángel is a player who should have a chance to play. Óscar hasn’t done badly, but it’s time for Ángel to have his chance to start”, explained the coach at a press conference prior to the duel on the eleventh day in which the America will visit the Tigers this Saturday.
On the tenth day of the Clausura 2023América was thrashed at the Azteca Stadium by Pachucagame in which Jiménez made a couple of mistakes, which is why he was booed by the fans of the team from the Mexican capital.
Ortiz denied that this situation was the trigger for the change.“It is not like that, Óscar has done a good job, but in this team everyone knows week by week that work is the one that dictates who is going to play, and At this moment I think that Ángel should start“, he abounded.
Malagón arrived this tournament at the Águilas to reinforce the goal after the departure of Guillermo Ochoa, idol of the team, to Serie A in Italy. Given his departure, Jiménez took ownership, but his mistakes have cost him to go to the bench for this game.
Regarding the Tigers, his next opponent, the Argentine coach mentioned that it is complicated, but that his team will seek to impose their style to overcome it.
“We are going to propose to the Tigres fieldWe know about the hierarchy and figures that it has, but we are going to look for the three points as we have always done; that is a characteristic in this institution”.
Ortiz acknowledged that after being thrashed by Pachuca a feeling of uncertainty remained in their leaders.
“We know that there is uncertainty due to last week’s defeat that we did not expect, It was a hard blow because we were not prepared to receive that marker, but the environment is good and we are ready to overcome it”, affirmed Ortiz.
The Eagles march in the sixth position of the Clausura 2023 tournament with 17 points from four wins, five draws and one loss.
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