TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – The moment has arrived for both Motagua of Honduras and Herediano of Costa Rica, who lock horns on Thursday night in the second leg of the 2018 Scotiabank Concacaf League Final at the Estadio Tiburcio Carias Andino in Tegucigalpa.
Despite his team staring at a 2-0 deficit, Motagua Head Coach Diego Vazquez is optimistic that his players can turn things around in front of their home fans and make it a night to remember.
“Obviously we are very hopeful about this match in the final and are full of dreams that Thursday will be a marvelous night for all the Motagua fans and that we can celebrate and win this tournament that has been growing and is very big for all of Central America,” said Vazquez in a pre-match press conference on Wednesday.
Through the first three rounds of the 2018 SCL, Motagua has been a force at home. The Catracho club has won all three of its home matches, outscoring opponents 8-2.
Vazquez has no reason to believe that will not be any different against Herediano.
“We have an adverse scoreline, but this tournament has been characterized by making home field count and in this case, we are going to try to take advantage. We are very confident in the players and what we’ve worked on. We have played a good tournament and in Tegucigalpa we have played very good matches,” said Vazquez.
Vazquez was joined in the pre-match press conference by Motagua FW Rubilio Castillo, who leads the club in scoring in the 2018 SCL with three goals.
Castillo let it be known that Motagua fans can expect a 100% effort from the players until the final whistle.
“We know what we’re playing for. It is a competition that we take seriously. We as players are committed to give our best and give that extra to be able to take home this tournament,” said Castillo.