Columbus Crew gamers are excited for the Campeones Cup remaining in opposition to Cruz Azul on Wednesday at Decrease.com Subject, with midfielder Lucas Zelarayan claiming the rivalry between MLS and Liga MX strengthens the competitors.
That is the third rendition of the event after it was established in 2018 in an effort to collaborate with Liga MX. The Cup options one sport between the reigning champions of Major League Soccer and the Mexican league to crown the perfect of North America.
Zelarayan is aware of the significance of the match after enjoying with Mexican aspect Tigres UANL for numerous years.
“It is a vital sport to play in opposition to Cruz Azul or to play in opposition to some other staff from MX. It’s going to be particular for me as a result of I performed for 4 years with Tigres, and it’s a league that I do know very effectively, and that I’ve superb reminiscences of,” Zelarayan mentioned.
“This rivalry that we’ve had in the previous few years helps each leagues to rise, to compete and enhance, one with the opposite. I do know my adversaries, I’ve performed in opposition to them. I hope that we will match the circumstances, rise to the problem, and that that is going to be a really good match.”
Midfielder Darlington Nagbe agreed with Zelarayan, however added that balancing a number of tournaments without delay after being topped champions is probably not as simple because it appears.
“I am undecided why it’s so laborious. However clearly there’s a historical past of getting a more durable season the next yr after a championship,” acknowledged Nagbe.
“I feel [with the] Concacaf Champions League and the whole lot, attempting to steadiness these; on the identical time, realizing that you just gained the earlier season since you have been hungry. So I feel we’re getting that starvation again. I feel we’re realizing that the opponent isn’t going to put down for us, however the final couple of outcomes have been good for us, and I hope we preserve getting into the fitting route.”