Bench changes, poor choice of players and missing results have the Braves sunk in the ratio table
FC Juárez began its passage through the First Division in the penultimate place of the percentage table. Since Opening 2019, the team now led by Guillermo Cantú in the presidency, has struggled to get out of the issue of relegation.
However, after the implementation of the economic fine to the last places involved in the quotient the frontiersmen have committed some “sins” that have not helped them climb positions in the percentage table.
CHANGES IN TECHNICAL DIRECTION
Three have been the technicians who have sought to remove FC Juárez from the percentage issue. The first of them Gabriel Caballero, who had an irregular step in his first two tournaments at the head of the border team, and the third was decisive for Guillermo Cantú to thank the naturalized Mexican coach.
Later, Luis Fernando Tena arrived at the post. In an interview for ESPN, Cantú accepted that the plan with ‘Flaco’ Tena did not go the way the board expected. The Mexican coach arrived in this Guard1anes 2020 as a reinforcement in the technical direction, however he only got nine points in eleven games.
Now Alfonso Sosa seeks to be the salvation of the border team. In their first match under Sosa, FC Juárez lost by the slightest difference to Necaxa.
“The departure of ‘Flaco’ has hurt me a lot not only because I have known him for a long time but because the truth is that things have not happened the way we think. With Poncho what we try to do is that he can go to the bases again , order the team, give it the confidence it needs and move forward little by little, “said Cantú.
CHOICE OF REINFORCEMENTS
Although elements such as Darío Lezcano and Diego Rolán who arrived to reinforce the border team, at the time worked, some others such as Marco Fabián, Andrés Iniestra, Pol García, Jefferson Intriago have been left to duty. Guillermo Cantú accepts that this issue is one of those that has harmed the border team the most in the sporting results they have obtained.
“Obviously I do believe that there are important differences between the teams and they are becoming more and more noticeable among the most economically powerful teams. Where you make a mistake in reinforcing a line it costs you and in that sense it has cost us.”
LEAVE POINTS IN THE LAST MINUTES
One of the biggest sins of FC Juárez in the last two tournaments is allowing last minute draws, which have snatched very important points for the percentage issue, which they seek to remedy with the arrival of Alfonso Sosa to the border coaching staff.
“With the arrival of Poncho we have to try to strengthen the lower part, be well stopped and of course recover part of what we have left, because we have left many points on the road that has taken us to the bottom of the table”, said Memo Cantú .
In Guard1anes 2020, FC Juárez dominated the match against Santos Laguna and with eight minutes remaining, the La Comarca team tied the score. Another example was on Day 17 of the same tournament when they faced América. Bravos had in their hands the qualification to the playoffs from minute eight. However, five minutes after the end of the game, Henry Martín scored the tying goal that left Juárez with no chance of a play-off.
In this Guard1anes 2021 the same situation occurred against Pachuca, at the start of the tournament. FC Juárez maintained the advantage for 50 minutes and in the complementary part, Mauro Quiroga scored the score of the tie.
EXCESS OF ‘LEZCANO-DEPENDENCE’
The signing of Paraguayan forward Darío Lezcano to the ranks of FC Juárez has been beneficial to the border offensive. However, the forward is the only one who excels in scoring goals scored in favor of FC Juárez. Although Lezcano is one of the best men that the Ciudad Juárez team has, on some occasions he has left all the responsibility in the Braves offensive and he needs to be better accompanied.