Tuesday, March 9, 2010

3/9/2010: Toluca Confident But Will Not Overlook Undermanned Crew

Toluca Headman De La Torre Cautions Toluca Against Overconfidence (Pic via Chivas Pasion).

According to their comments in various Mexican papers, the Toluca players seem very confident going into the Tuesday night Quarterfinal showdown at Columbus. Especially since lady luck appears to be on the devil's side; as the Columbus 60 degree sun and the lack of a Guillermo Barros Schelotto or Frankie Hejduk to face off against has Los Diablos a lot more relaxed, away from home, than the Crew would have liked.

Toluca Argentinian midfielder (who likely knows all about the advantage that a Schelotto-less Crew brings) Martin Romagnoli on the weather, climate, and altitude:

"It was funny to come on the plane and see that everything was covered with snow, but the truth is the weather with the sun is quite nice, so this is good to train and be in good condition.

"Further, we are used to playing in different climates, with different altitude, so we are more accustomed to these conditions and hope to take in all the circumstances."

Despite the rosy weather change from last week and the Schelotto-less Crew, Los Diablos coach Jose De La Torre looks to keep Toluca grounded:

"It will be a really difficult game, it is best to get a result. There is no advantage to the fact that they will not have major players for this match, they have a full squad."

However, that full squad, that Crew Manager Rober Warzycha always talks up, will be put to their biggest test tonight.

All comments were translated from excelsior.mx


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