Santos Laguna boss rejects Tigres request to postpone start of Clausura season

Santos Laguna boss Chepo de la Torre has dismissed Tigres’ request to postpone the first game of the Clausura.

We had asked for it to be moved after the final of the Apertura against America was moved back to Christmas Day due to America’s involvement in the Club World Cup in Japan.

“I do not understand why it should be postponed,” he said.

“These situations that arise but we’ve known about it for a long time. Everyone has to adapt to the circumstances.”

There has still no official word from Santos or the FMF, and we’re unlikely to hear anything until after the final.

The Clausura season is due to start on Friday 6th January, giving us only two weeks of pre-season and no time for a rest. As it stands, we will play Santos at El Volcan on the opening weekend.

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