Jesus Corona said he is happy to join a club whose main objective is to win a championship.Jesus Corona was perhaps the most coveted player during the Mexican league offseason. Upon arriving in Mexico City with his new club, Cruz Azul, Corona said he hoped to translate the interest he drew into success.
“In my entire career I have never been a champion which is why I chose Cruz Azul, because they have that obligation,” Corona told reporters upon his arrival to the club’s training camp. “I know what it represents, to play in Cruz Azul. There have been many great keepers and I have to continue in that road, to make the best possible situations, to help my teammates and help win the championship."
Corona began his career with Atlas but spent the last 11 seasons with Tecos. When he became available, several clubs showed immediate interest, and it came down to Tigres and Cruz Azul.
“They are both great institutions but in this case the Tecos directors inclined more for Cruz Azul which is also a club of greater projection in the republic,” explained Corona on his decision to play for La Maquina instead of Tigres UANL.
La Maquina finished dead last in the standings last season, the first time in their illustrious history to have finished last. But the club added Enrique Meza to take over as manager and hopes for a turnaround are high.
“Cruz Azul is a very solid team, with a complete squad,” added Corona, who’s next objective will be to win a starting spot in the Tricolor. “I have been in other clubs and I have always been taken into account by the national team but my objective now is to think in being the starter,” challenged Corona.
And to the Cruz Azul fans Corona promised to play his best.
“I am a keeper that likes to work hard, that likes to work on a daily basis, that likes to be a protagonist, and will try to respond to the club the best way possible.”
Joel Aceves, Goal.com
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