Enner Valencia has been discussing the possibility of a Clásico Regiomontano clash in this summer’s Liguilla.
Tigres famously beat Rayados in last season’s showpiece event, with Avilés Hurtado’s late penalty miss proving to be the defining moment of the first ever final between the two sides.
But the Ecuadorian doesn’t want a repeat of the Apertura’s event.
“It would be good to face them, but not in the Final,” said the 28-year-old. “I hope the best team would win and I hope that would be Tigres“.
With six games remaining in the season, Tigres sit in third. With sixth-place Monterrey lying four points behind, a head-to-head in the early stages of the playoffs is starting to look increasingly likely.
The international break means there are no league fixtures this weekend. The players left behind have flown to the U.S. for friendlies against Pumas UNAM and Chivas. Ecuador is not in action, means Valencia joined the traveling group.