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Club America’s goalie Hugo Gonzalez insisted that he wasn’t scared of Monterrey’s forward line, made up of Argentine’s Cesar Delgado and Neri Cardozo, Chilean Humberto Suazo and Mexican Aldo de Nigris, ahead of their match up in the Liga MX season opener. Gonzalez will substitute for starting goalkeeper Moises Muñoz, who is out with an injury.
“Monterrey’s offense is one of the strongest, but I’m not intimidated. I’m going in with the mentality of doing things the best possible way and not make mistakes,” said Gonzalez, in a press conference ahead of the Apertura 2012 season starting next Friday.
Monterrey and America, second and third place, respectively, in the recently concluded Clausura 2012 tournament, will play the first matches of the season in Monterrey.
Gonzalez made his debut on February 11 as a substitute for Muñoz in a game against Atlas. This will be the first start of his career in the Mexican top division.
“Beginning a tournament with America as part of the starting 11 at 21 years of age is great, there’s not even time to get nervous,” he added.
Regarding the addition of Argentine Rubens Sambueza, Gonzalez said the foreigners which make up part of the team “are of the best quality,” but have to win their place in “the greatest team (in Mexico).”