FC Juarez Looking for Back-to-Back Home Wins
The Bravos de FC Juarez returned to the victory column after defeating the Venados de Yucatan by a score of 2-1 this past Saturday at Benito Juarez Olympic Stadium. The victory for the team from the Borderland gives them a total of seven points after five games in the 2015 Apertura season. With seven points FC Juarez finds themselves in ninth place in the standings table in a six-way tie for third only four points back of leader Alebrijes de Oaxaca.
Once again finding their winning ways the Bravos are going to try and acquire back-to-back victories at home this coming Saturday. It is rare when a team plays consecutive home games in the world of soccer and the general consensus for all the players on this club is that they need to take advantage of their newly found confidence in order to keep accumulating points.
Here is the day to day recap as to how FC Juarez has been preparing and what has been said regarding their upcoming match against the Murcielagos FC.
Monday, Aug. 24: Monday was basically a recovery workout day for the team from the Borderland. A majority of the intensive drills were performed by the players who did not see any action on Saturday. Goalkeeper for the Bravos, Ivan Vazquez Mellado spoke with regards to the importance of the victory the team was able to accomplish against Venados de Yucatan. The most important thing is that the victory gave us our confidence back,” he said. Mellado, who had his first start during this season on Saturday, went on to comment that he was surprised to get an opportunity to start so early in the season, but that is what he works for everyday, and he will continue to work in the same manner in order to keep the starting position.
Tuesday, Aug. 25: Tuesday morning saw a more intense training session for the Bravos. Stamina training was the first order of business that was addressed then tactical drills in the final offensive one-third of the pitch. Erickson Llanes was hurt as a result of this training session after he landed in an awkward position in the goalkeeper box. He was place in observation by the FC Juarez medical team and a follow up assessment would be conducted on Wednesday. Center defender Gilberto Barbosa “Betao” spoke about his debut with FC Juarez and scoring the gol that made the difference in the game, Betao stated, “ I'm happy, it was what I was hoping for, a debut you could only dream about and the best part was that we obtained the victory which is what the team supports were expecting as well as the team. From a personal point, I'm happy that the head coach was happy with my performance.”
Wednesday, Aug. 26: It was time to have a training session behind closed doors, no media access was granted on Wednesday morning at Benito Juarez Olympic Stadium. The media relations department released and injury report. Carlos Marquez continues to have problems with right ankle and is listed as day-to-day. Erikson Llanes suffered a dislocated right shoulder on Tuesday and will be out three to four weeks according to team doctor Luis Felipe Gonzalez. Midfielder, Daniel Tehuitzil spoke today about the objectives that he has accomplished so far this season. “Since I arrived in Juarez I came here with a big commitment, I wanted to earned the confidence of the coaching staff and play in as many games as possible. I am now a starter with this squad and have played in all the games so far this season. The team continues to evolve in a positive way with every passing day, we are instinctively understanding each other on the pitch more and more as well as understanding what the coaching staff wants from our performance.”