july 17, 2012 • 04:16 PM

Van´t Schip clarifies that he did not promise title

Chivas manager John van´t Schip is excited to debut officially with the team.
Foto: Mexsport

Chivas coach John van't Schip dismissed being required to give Guadalajara a championship in his first tournament in Mexican soccer, arguing that Jorge Vergara has as a priority providing a style of soccer that will please the fans.

"I haven't asked for the title, I have asked for the process to be implemented, to build attractive soccer to attract the Chivas fans; of course we are professionals and we want results and the championship, but good soccer comes first," he explained.

The strategy asks for patience from the fans so that attractive soccer can be developed. The team will face difficulties early in the tournament as the team has important absences due to the London 2012 Olympic Games.

"At the moment we are working hard to change the style of the game; we are sure that we are doing well and the results will come but it's important to have fundamentals and be patient and wait for the players to come back so we can be stronger," he added.

Finally, Van't Schip was enthusiastic about debuting officially as a coach in the Mexican league, where he will face Toluca in the first match of the Apertura 2012.

"I am very excited after seven weeks of the preseason, I think it is a good time to start the league; we played three preparation matches against Morelia, Pumas, Atlas, and no wwe will face Toluca to start."