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july 03, 2012 • 05:22 PM

Midfielder Luis Perez: Chivas wants to make history

Luis Perez joined Chivas during the offseason.
Foto: AP in English

Mexican midfielder Luis Perez said today that Chivas of Guadalajara want to leave the past behind and make history by winning the title in the Apertura 2012 tournament.

"We know we want to make history. We are committed and we believe in it and no one can take our dream away,"  said Perez in a press conference after practice on Tuesday.

Perez, one of the new acquisitions for the team for the coming season, said the team has the possibility to fight for the title like despite teams like Tigres and Pachuca having more reinforcements.

He added that there is a roster of young and having had bad results is not a disadvantage for the team.

"The young players have an opportunity and who says they can't aspire to be champions, of course they cam, and that is what we are working for,"  he declared.

Perez, who also played for Monterrey and Necaxa, said the preseason in Spain has helped the team to come together and perfect their style of play under new manager, John Van't Schip.

Perez looked satisfied with the reception he had from his teammates who he consideres "a quality team" that not only worries about work but the integrity of the players.

Aside from the local tournament, Chivas will also be playing in the CONCACAF Champions League, in search for a ticket to the 2013 Club World Cup.

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