Monterrey continues with its uncertain step in the Grita México 2021 tournament. Despite being one of the most valuable squads in Liga MX, the Albiazul team has not been able to demonstrate its superiority and quality in the first three days of the season. In the most recent game, the Rayados tied a goal against Mazatlán at the Kraken Stadium. Alfonso González and Néstor Vidrio scored in the duel.
The squad led by Javier Aguirre finished on the field with nine elements after the expulsion of the homegrown players Sergio Villarreal and Ángel Eduardo Zapata, at 54 and 90 + 1, respectively. The ‘Basque’, far from reprimanding the youth who saw the red card, assured that the responsibility was his and that the players will have to learn the requirement to play in the first division.
“It is learning. The Sub 20 is not the same as the first division. I am the maximum responsible. The pressure is everywhere, we must know how to live with it and generate tranquility inward”
– Javier Aguirre
In a press conference, the ‘Vasco’ considered that the point obtained against the Sinaloan team is positive due to the expulsions suffered. The Mexican strategist also considered that his team is improving week by week and that it is going from less to more.
Ángel Zapata is a 20-year-old midfielder from Saltillo. The pivot has played 48 minutes over three games in the Grita México 2021 tournament. He is registered with the Raya2 squad, the Monterrey affiliate in the Expansion League.
For his part, Sergio Villarreal, a 21-year-old right-back, has enjoyed more minutes with the Albiazul first team. Villarreal had the confidence of Aguirre and started as a starter in the first three games of the season with the royal squad.