Sebastian Caceres has denied any frustration with the inconsistent playing time under America’s head coach Santiago Solari, insisting that it is a good thing not to know if he will be attending a game until the day of a game.
The 21-year-old Caceres was an unused replacement in the club’s season opener draw before starting as a center-back in the 2-1 win over Necaxa.
He said the tension in the squad could lead players to repair a line of defense that opened up “many dangerous opportunities” at the start of the campaign.
What was said
“It’s very good to always challenge each other and not know who will play until the day of the game,” said Caceres via TUDN. “That’s good because we’re always excited to want to play.
“The competition that exists between the four [available center backs] because Jordan [Silva] plays a good role on the team, it keeps you vigilant and always in the best conditions to play. “
Still, Caceres was disappointed with the overall performance against Nexaca.
“It wasn’t the best game defensively, we allowed a lot of dangerous opportunities and we have to emphasize that,” he said. “We always create opportunities, we are a team with a lot of goals and if we can keep our opponents at zero there are many chances of winning.
“We will improve certain aspects of the game over the weeks and games, we will move from less to more. We didn’t have the best game last game, but it was won and it’s very important. However, the win does not cover the mistakes or shortcomings and we need to improve. “
Next up for America
Solaris Men face Puebla in their third Apertura game before a CONCACAF Champions League semi-final match with the Philadelphia Union of MLS takes place the following Thursday.