Cruz Azul are currently a good pace through the Clausura
2014, bringing delight to their fan-base, something that has not happened in a
long time. La "Maquina Cementera" marches
forward with five victories and a draw so far this season.
Goalkeeper Jose de Jesus Corona attributes
this good pace to the leadership that the team has demonstrated on the field. “The commitment we have to each other has been very
important, as well as with the group overall,” Corona said during a media session in the La Noria training grounds.
“We want to continue working as we have. We know that the only way to keep up this level is to push ourselves on
a daily basis.”
Push themselves is what the team is doing every week. In six games the Azulinos have outscored
their opponents 13-2.
such a large goal differential on their opponents, there are only two players
with three goals. The remaining goals
have come from a team effort.
“It is important to have leadership on the field, and not
just three or four, I think we’ve shown to have 11 leaders on the pitch, that’s
what’s made the difference from the start,” Corona continued. “We want to keep up the same pace.”
The Cementeros have the chance to keep up the good pace in
Saturday’s game when they take on Puebla FC at the Azul Stadium in Mexico
City. La Franja is not doing too well,
but also not doing too bad in La Liga MX.
Puebla has drawn on four occasions and only lost a single game. Corona went on to say that the team cannot
relax stating that it would be an error on their part.
“We’re doing well. We
started the tournament well. But we
must not fall to overconfidence,” Corona concluded.