Michel accepts frustration over Pumas draw against Juarez


Mexico, Nov 10 (EFE) .- The Spaniard Michel, coach of the Pumas of Mexican football, accepted this Sunday that he is frustrated by the draw to one against Bravos de Juarez that leaves his team at the expense of third parties to qualify for Opening League.

"The fans are as frustrated as we are because we wanted more, and they are manifested by the result not by the game, I am also frustrated and it is normal," explained the coach at the end of the duel at the University Olympic stadium, corresponding to the date 18 of the tournament.

The tie meant for Pumas to reach 23 points when there is only one game left in the contest. To qualify for the Liguilla, the felines must win during their visit to Pachuca and hope that Monterrey and Xolos (24 points) lose or when they tie more in their respective games of the last day.

"We wanted to not depend on anyone, we did not expect it, from now on we need results that give us the opportunity to move forward, today we had the possibility in our hands and it has escaped us," the strategist accepted.

Pumas went up on the scoreboard in the 33rd minute with goal from Paraguay's Carlos Gonzalez, who was injured in a play in which he was penalized, which Ignacio Malcorra failed. A few minutes later Juarez tied the game.

After the ruling, Malcorra was booed by the fans of Pumas, a situation that Michel considered cruel.

"The public has been a bit cruel to him; I know Malcorra and it seems to me that he does not deserve that situation, he has not wanted to miss the criminal," he said.

According to the helmsman, Pumas played a good game and did not win more because of the lack of fortune.

"We cannot think that an action is guilty of an entire championship, fortune has not come from us and in this last game the team was at an optimal level and we cannot blame the season for the failure of a penalty," he said.

And he gave as an example the four shots to the post of his team to show that they were always in front.

"I feel that today many things happened to us and not positive, we made enough merits, but we leave with disappointment; a team that shoots four times to the post you can not tell him that he has done things wrong," he said. EFE

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