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Finally this weekend Tigres de la UANL were able to debut their last great hire, Diego Lainezin Liga MX, in the 0-1 away win against Cruz Azul for matchday 5 of the 2023 Clausura Tournament of Liga MX.
After being inactive for several weeks due to his failure in European football, the Mexican midfielder came on as a substitute at minute 54 by another newcomer to Nuevo León, the striker Nicolás Ibañez.
On his return to the Azteca Stadium, where he brought so much happiness to the Águilas del América in the past, Diego Lainez was received with a loud boo from the local fans; The counterpart who applauded and supported him in his minutes on the field could do little.
Giving thanks to God and with an evident motivation for this new challenge, his second experience in the MX League where he began to take his first steps in soccer, Diego Lainez entered the pitch and immediately noticed a change in manners. of his team, he was even about to score after dribbling past several rival defenders.
But the 22-year-old Mexican gem was not only booed and hooted, but also there were several fans who insulted his mothernot only in the Azteca Stadium but through social networks.
Even some Cruz Azul fans seemed more fans of Club América than of ‘La Máquina’ due to the passion with which they poured out insults towards Diego Lainez.
Good performance by Diego Lainez, according to the Tigres coach
Focused on the great victory, the coach of the UANL Tigres, Diego Cocca, expressed his satisfaction with the premiere of Diego Laineza piece that becomes part of a universe of great players whose spearhead and leader is the goalscorer André-Pierre Gignac.
Lainez comes with a very irregular rhythm of play and even since November he has not played an official match, a reason that also left him out of the Qatar 2022 World Cup when all the bets indicated that he would be present.
In this sense, Diego Cocca considered that the midfielder is not ready to leave the title because he comes from that irregularity but that the great objective is for him to recover his best form, the one for which in 2019 Betis from Spain paid a lot to América to take him to Europe.
“It goes little by little. She arrived, trained and already showed. He has ability, he has power, it is difficult to stop him, but you have to take him little by little, he does not come with continuity. You have to be calm because maybe it is not yet ready for it to start. We want to put him at his highest level so that he can shine, ”said the Argentine strategist in the round after the game.