CARSON, Calif. – The LA Galaxy’s CONCACAF Champions League Semifinals opponents Monterrey trained at The Home Depot Center on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday’s first leg match up.
Monterrey head coach Victor Manuel Vucetich addressed the media and offered his thoughts on the Galaxy…
(On what he knows about the Galaxy…)
VUCETICH: “Robbie Keane is an international who has played in the Premier League. He’s an element of the highest quality. Landon Donovan we also know even though he’s had the extended quality and we know Omar Gonzalez is a Mexican on the U.S. national team and we know what his strengths are. And we know of a few other of their elements like Juninho and their other defensive midfielder, we’ve also identified Magee and Clark on the left side. We know their lineup at any given time and we know efficient that they’ve been in MLS.”
(On the importance of set pieces…)
VUCETICH: “In world football, set pieces are fundamental. There are a high percentage of goals that come on set pieces. We’ve been working on this and have improved and we have to continue improve on that aspect.”
(On what he expects from the Galaxy…)
VUCETICH: “We expect Galaxy to want to win and to show their superiority on the field because the football that they’ve demonstrated lately speaks well of them. So I think that it’s going to be a team that’s going to be very competitive. “
(On whether there is an advantage for LA playing at home…)
VUCETICH: “I wouldn’t call it an advantage. We will play 90 minutes on each field. The time is exactly the same for both teams. Maybe the second leg, the fact that we’re at home changes things a little bit because we have the support from our fans.”
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