Despite winning their season in the season, the new boss felt that his players were not following the instructions
Miguel Herrera blew his players after their 2-1 win over Club Tijuana to open the Liga MX season, saying they ‘did not have a good game’ and that they had to correct their approach to follow his instructions completed.
It was Herrera’s first league game at the helm, and several key senior players, including French duo Andre-Pierre Gignac and Florian Thauvin, were away from the team on international service, but he expected better nonetheless.
Tigres took a two-goal lead through Carlos Gonzalez and Juan Pablo Vigon before conceding a bizarre deviated goal in the 74th minute to force a tense final stretch.
What was said?
“We did not have a good game, but I like the dedication and determination, suddenly when we remember what we want to play,” Herrera told reporters.
‘This group has roots in [a long time] to play the same way, we try to change it. Instead of pushing forward, they retain possession, slow down the game and even play with the goalkeeper. We want to eradicate it, we’re really going to change it, but it’s not overnight.
“We did not have a great match, but we got the result. We have to put things right, the tournament is very long and we have an absence, but the team has given up … and it is clear that there is another long way is to go before the team becomes what we want it to be.
‘Not just the French [at the Olympics], two Mexicans are missing in our group. … The team will be stronger. ‘
Price for Vigon
Herrera does acknowledge the workload of Vigon, who provided Tigres’ second goal with a header.
“Vigon did well what we ask him to do, that he have that dedication and recovery that he has shown so much,” Hererra said.