Toluca midfielder Robbins Sambioza has admitted that his team has taken any necessary steps to beat top clubs like the Tigers – even if it involves physical violence.
The strategy of winning 3-1 on Sunday paid off – and it was actually the Tigers, not Toluca, landing on 10 men when Guido Pizarro was shown another yellow for a clumsy stamp on the opponent’s leg. There were 26 fouls between the parties and a penalty was awarded in the match.
Symbioza and Company are top of the Liga MX in goal difference by two matches, with a clash with Tajwana approaching on Friday night.
What has been said?
“This game, with these kinds of rivals, you have to win them,” said Symbioza. AS. “Sometimes they play fair, regular or bad, but they have to win.
“I want to emphasize the attitude of this team, the dedication to a very strong match physically and the sacrifice of the whole group in this aspect. It was a very intense game, which was hard to follow.
“A very important match was won at home, our people came back to the stadium, against a rival with very good players who will fight for the championship.
“We never gave up, we never gave up, even going back. We continued our plan and we managed to tie it to a great goal. Then, in the second half, we Patience continued the investigation, moving the ball from the left to the right, and so on. The second came, and finally, the third, which calmed us more, but the calm and perseverance of the team was fundamental.
Toloka has benefited from a slow start for the general Apertura claimants, as the Chivas, Tigers, Cruz Azol and Pumas have all already lost.
Now they face Tijuana, who have lost both their matches to start the campaign.