Chivas took an important step in the Quarter-Finals after beating Pumas in the first match of the series, however, the Rebaño cannot relax, as the Universitarios are a complicated team and Veljko Paunovic knows this. That is why the Serbian coach highlighted the individual performance of several of his players and shared the keys for the Rebaño to reach the Semifinals of the Apertura 2023.
Veljko Paunovic's words:
"I remain happy with the maturity of the team and how we handled the match."
"We have to recover, we did a lot of work today and the main focus will be to recover people and arrive at full strength on Sunday."
"We took advantage of the break to work, we rested and then we raised the loads appropriately."
"We recovered some basic concepts, we took good advantage of the 19 days and entered into a different dynamic."
"Everything we have done should serve us well for the remaining matches."
"While the playoffs are running I keep demanding".
"The fans were fantastic, they cheered us on from start to finish and did their part".
"We missed a lot of chances, but I'm left with the mentality of the team that had defensive order in such a complicated match".
"Nothing took us away from our focus and that makes me happy."
"The 'Pollo' took a hard hit and the team rallied around him, I was delighted with the attitude of the players."
"When the match is over we reflect and notice that generating so much is very positive."
"The set piece has improved, we are showing a very important improvement and we will continue to demand ourselves".
"The result is short and we must work well on Sunday to move on to the next round".
"Alexis came on very well, he had a good chance and held the ball up well. I'm pleased that the people gave him all their support".
"The team took a step forward with the maturity they showed, I want to see this again on Sunday".
"We need the mentality of a solid team, with a clear and competitive goal".
"Today was Gutiérrez's best game, too bad he couldn't score his goal".
"Beltrán has grown tremendously in these 2 tournaments and earned the captaincy, he is someone who has shown me a tremendous capacity for effort and performance. He does everything to earn his place on the field".
"The leadership of 'Nene' is at the order of the team".
"The 'Bear' works for several players on our team, he makes incredible efforts and deserves a medal."