Arnold Cruz does not crack: ‘We arrived stronger than ever, this is a unique match’

ARIZONA, UNITED STATES.-Arnold Cruz, assistant of Fabián Coito, believes that there are conditions to play at the same level to Mexico and achieve the pass to the semifinals of this Gold Cup.

Despite all the difficulties that Honduras has had to happen before and during the Gold Cup, Cruz, the coach who will lead in the absence of Fabián Coito due to covid, believes that these circumstances have strengthened the group prior to the confrontation with Mexico in the State Farm de Phoenix, Arizona.

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“We are well, very strong, we have shared the work with Leo Pintos (goalkeeper coach) and Gastón Gonzalez (tactical analyst) waiting for the recovery of the teacher (Fabián Coito) and Sebastián Urrutia, but we are a group that supports each other, this is a unique moment, we are aware and hopefully tomorrow we will have that important moment when facing a rival of this category, “he explained in his press conference.

Cruz believes that this match in relation to the friendly played in June in Atlanta after the Nations League it is different because “today is a tournament and Honduras-Mexico They will have that rivalry and we face it as such, it will be a very intense game, we are aware that Mexico has it, we will have intensity and a lot of order, there will be difficult moments and we must be more united than ever, I hope we have that level because they will try to play well and have that category, we show personality because this game is unique, “he explained.

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Cruz did not want to detail how the communication he will have with Fabián Coito during the match as it will be allowed by Concacaf because the DT is out due to illness and not due to expulsion.

Arnold does not give rise to any weakness and assures that at this moment “we are stronger than ever, it is a unique game, the player who is in the group has the capacity and if he has an opportunity he should take advantage of it, we have assimilated well what has happened with infections and injuries, they know what this game means and it will be of a high level, we will have that security because there are conditions, “said Cruz who says he is very informed about how Mexico plays.

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And he closed talking about El Tri, “it is an orderly team where it has unbalancing people and a goal scorer (Funes Mori) who appeared recently, we are informed, aware and there is confidence in our player who has a lot of intelligence. Football is very passionate and sometimes They brand Honduran football that kicks a lot, but we have learned over time what it is to try to play well, there is friction, but not with bad intention and tomorrow we will have that personality against an elite team and Honduras has that important aspect that when it tries playing is very dangerous. “

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