Miguel Angel Garza has been speaking about the ongoing discussions surrounding Mexican sides’ participation in the Copa Libertadores.
The Mexican media has been full of talk of a walkout in recent days, but our Sporting Director has insisted a conclusion is still a long way off.
“It will depend on the negotiations when we meet in two weeks,” he said.
“We want to speak to CONMEBOL about this situation. I think it would be bad for them if Mexico leaves.
“We want a resolution to the question of timetables and equal treatment for participating clubs.”
Change the Calendar
Under new proposals, the Copa Libertadores would run for almost 11 months of the year and would cause major conflicts with the Liga MX fixture list.
“We can not participate in a tournament that’ll have a negative effect on our own leagues or our tournaments,” he continued.
“Our league is considered the fourth best league in the world. To suspend our games by going to play in the Libertadores makes no sense.”
“If the calendar does not change, it will be impossible to take part.”
No Mexican side has ever won the competition, but Cruz Azul, Chivas, and ourselves finished as runners-up in 2001, 2010, and 2015 respectively.