Since Club América decided to part ways with Santiago Solari and promote Fernando “Tano” Ortíz as the coach of the first team, Las Águilas have left the bottom of the table and are now in the fight for one of the Repechaje spots.
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In the four games that “Tano” Ortíz has coached Club América, they’ve won two games, draw another, and lost the remainder one, which was against Monterrey, in a week where Ortíz only had two days to train with the first team.
But now that results are coming their way, Fernando Ortíz knows that they still need to improve their performances, as they are far from what is expected from a team with the players they have, especially since any of their strikers has scored more than three goals.
That’s why he intends to promote at least three players from the academy teams for the rest of the season, not only to give them time in first division, but also because they will increase the competition in during the weekend and have the talent to outplay some of the current players.
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Fernando Ortíz knows well some of the players he wants to have in the senior squad, as he coached them when he was in the U-20 team. He already gave them playing time with the first team in the friendly games Las Águilas disputed during the FIFA match window, but they haven’t debuted in Liga MX.
All of the additions are related to the lack of production the strikers of Las Águilas have had in Clausura 2022, starting with Esteban Lozano, who is one of the best scorers in the U-20 category and could be the answer to the scoring problems Las Águilas have.
Neither Henry Martín nor Roger Martínez have been of any help for América, and Federico Viñas has been far from the he had when he first joined Las Águilas, which is why Ortíz wants to add a new variant, one that can finally increase the production for the offense.
The door is open for the academy players
In just over a month that Ortíz has been coaching Club América, he already gave more opportunities to the academy players than the ones they received with Solari, as alongside Lozano, Karel Campos and Iker Moreno, both players are offensive midfielders, are now training with the senior team.