Mohamed returns to Tijuana intent on victory

The former Club Tijuana manager wants to take a win away from his old club on Friday.
Antonio Mohamed captured the Apertura 2012 title as coach of Club Tijuana and led it to the quarterfinals of the Copa Libertadores last year, but returns with his new club America on Friday intent on taking three points.

“Being with Tijuana was a very beautiful experience in my life and it’ll be good to say hi to everyone, but we are rivals on the pitch and I want to win,” Mohamed said in a press conference on Thursday in Mexico City.

‘El Turco’ enjoyed a dream start to his career as Las Aguilas coach last weekend, with the team winning 3-0 against Tigres in the Estadio Azteca.

He stayed true to former coach Miguel Herrera’s policy of naming the team the day before the game, indicating America will line up with the same XI that started against Tigres.

New signings Pablo Aguilar and Andres Rios are both fit for the game against Tijuana, but will have to first force their way into the team, said Mohamed, who added that America is still looking to improve on last year’s performance.

Las Aguilas face Xolos in the Estadio Caliente on Friday evening.

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