KINGSTON, Jamaica – Playing away from home in Concacaf competition is never easy, but Motagua of Honduras are feeling confident ahead of their 2019 Scotiabank Concacaf League quarterfinal first leg clash in Kingston, Jamaica against Waterhouse.
“We are ready for this game, we are focused because it is a very important game for us,” said Motagua player Emilio Izaguirre in Tuesday’s pre-match press conference.
“We have the game here and will be back at home next week, we are trying to go to the next round,” added Izaguirre.
Independence Park in Kingston is familiar territory for the Honduran club.
A year ago in the 2018 SCL quarterfinals, Motagua emerged with a 2-0 victory in the second leg of their tie with Jamaican side Portmore United to earn a 5-2 win on aggregate.
Motagua Head Coach Diego Vazquez would like nothing more than to see a similar result in Thursday’s first leg.
“It’s good to be here and play this game. We’ve been here before against Portmore, we want to try to play a good game tomorrow and try to reach the next phase,” said Vazquez in the press conference.
While Vazquez is wary of the danger possessed by the home side, he feels like his squad have the strength to match Waterhouse.
“We know that Waterhouse have speed and are physically strong, so we trust in our players and how we can control the speed and physical strengths. We like to have the ball, create the chances and keep possession of the ball,” concluded Vazquez.