PANAMA CITY, Panama– Tauro is 90 minutes away from making history, but you would never know it by listening to the players.
And that’s actually a good thing for the Panamanian side, who can reach its first ever Concacaf final with a draw or victory on Thursday night against Motagua in the second leg of its 2018 Scotiabank Concacaf League semifinal in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
In a way, ignorance is bliss for the Canalero club. Instead of getting caught up in the pressure and excitement, the Canalero club is simply doing the things that need to be done to win and advance.
“Right now, we don’t realize what we are doing,” said Tauro FW Edwin Aguilar to reporters following last week’s 2-1 victory over Motagua in the SCL semifinal first leg.
“I think that we go out on the field, we try to do things well. Fight, battle, run and score,” added Aguilar.
The 33-year-old veteran also feels like the SCL has brought out the best of a young crop of Tauro players hungry to make a name for themselves.
“I think that this tournament gives a plus to the young players so that they show themselves at an international level. Making a final would be a great merit for what has been done for years now, fighting in international tournaments, fighting in the league. We hope we can quality there in Honduras,” said Aguilar.
As for Thursday’s second leg, Aguilar knows a sturdy test awaits in the always intense atmosphere of the Estadio Tiburcio Carias Andino.
“We leave here happy for the win but knowing that the goal they scored on us gives them that push to dream about qualifying. We know that it is going to be a nice challenge to play there in Honduras and hopefully things come through for us,” concluded Aguilar.