The Guadalajara striker has been talking about the rivalry between his team and Atlas ahead of Saturday's match.
The 33-year-old, straight-talking Sabah revealed he had the chance to sign for Guadalajara’s city rival Atlas in the last transfer window, but added that when Chivas came calling, there was only one place he was going.
“I grew up here, I’m Chivas, my family is Chivas,” explained Sabah in a press conference Thursday. “Obviously the first offer was from Atlas, but then Chivas came in.”
Added the Cancun native: “I didn’t have anything to think about, it was a personal decision that I and no-one else took. I’m very happy and with a lot of desire to be the signing that people are hoping for.”
Sabah has been on the brunt of some heat from Chivas fans about his performances this season after scoring just three goals in 12 starts this Clausura.
Ironically, the fact Atlas didn’t capture Sabah likely led to the Rojinegros signing of former Chivas fan favorite Omar Bravo.
The second-highest scorer in Chivas’ history has netted six times for Tomas Boy’s Atlas this season, propelling him back into the national team picture for Mexico.