Bad news for Cruz Azul. The team’s coach confirmed in an interview that four of his players have physical discomfort as a result of the high intensity of the preseason training. Robert Siboldi remarked that this “rise” in the level of practices is due to the imminence of the Cup for Mexico, a tournament that will kick off this weekend, and of which the Uruguayan strategist says, nobody warned him.
“When they tell us the start date of the tournament (Liga MX, July 24), we have a margin of 6 weeks to train. The first game we were thinking of doing soccer was on July 8, against the U-20. But now with the Cup for Mexico, we had to bring up the intensity of the training sessions for the debut (July 4), and it already cost us 4 players who are in discomfort, ”Siboldi explained in a talk with the Line of Four program.
Team preseason training (Twitter Cruz Azul)
Jesús Corona, Santiago Giménez, Roberto Alvarado and Jonathan Borja are the members of the team that present discomfort and are in doubt to play next Saturday against Pumas at the start of the Cup for Mexico at the University Stadium in Mexico City.
“They were going to play 4 times of 25 minutes against the sub-20, and then play with higher-ranking teams. It was something that you could control, not the virus issue, but the physical one, now we had to advance the preparation and it cost us 4 players, ”he said.
The dispute of the Cup for Mexico has generated a debate in the Cruz Azul intern: while Jaime Ordiales, sports director, struggles to say that they will play it despite the voices that suggest retiring as a result of contagions in the team, Siboldi He claims that no one informed him of participation in the tournament.
When asked about the subject, the coach resignedly commented: “It is the commitment the club acquired.”