TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Motagua Head Coach Diego Vazquez is confident that the Honduran side can get the result it needs in its 2018 Scotiabank Concacaf League semifinal second leg versus Tauro of Panama.
Heading into Thursday’s encounter at the Estadio Tiburcio Carias Andino and his team facing a 2-1 deficit, Vazquez believes his side is primed and ready for a tough Tauro side.
“In the Nacional we are strong, against Tauro we are going to find that extra of what we have been doing,” said Vazquez in a pre-match press conference on Wednesday.
“I’ve liked the team in the last matches, it will be a tough game, I should acknowledge that they have very fast players in midfield and up top and we have to be wary,” added Vazquez.
For Vazquez, most critical for Motagua will be to stay strong defensively and not allow Tauro to score an away goal.
“One of the keys to win will be to be set up well and not conceded a goal. We are going to look to do damage but each match has its own story. You have to manage the moments of the match and be focused the 95 minutes that the encounter lasts,” said Vazquez.
While Vazquez would like nothing better than to start planning and analyzing a final opponent, the Motagua manager is maintaining a one game at a time approach.
“We have the dream of reaching the final and winning it. We are going step by step. First, we have to think about winning [on Thursday],” concluded Vazquez.