Tuca downplays Tigres’ Liguilla hopes, reveals who is the favorite

Tuca Ferretti does not think Tigres are the favorites for the title in the upcoming Liguilla.

We’ve been the to final in the last three seasons, beating America and Rayados and losing to Chivas. However, we go into this season’s playoffs in a run of poor form, with just one win in six in the league.

The form has cost the side a place in the top four, and with it, the chance to play the second leg of the Santos tie at El Volcan.

In the last few years, Tigres have performed worse in the Clausura than in the Apertura. Despite reaching the final in 2017, the league season felt like it never really clicked. In 2016 and 2015, we lost in the quarter-finals to Monterrey and Santos respectively. And in 2014, we didn’t qualify for the Liguilla after a dismal 14th-place finish.

“There’s only one team that deserves the favorite label”, said the boss. “And that’s Toluca”.

“We are candidates . . . We have seen eighth place become champion, seventh, fifth… There is a possibility and we are going to look for it”.



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