Santiago Solari excited to experience América fans at home games

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Seamus Leonard

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Santiago Solari is more interested in playing in front of home fans again than setting records with América.

The Azulcrema’s 3-1 win at Tigres on Saturday night equalled the club record of eight consecutive victories.

Tigres UANL 1
América 3
Full time

It also ensured that Las Águilas will recieive a bye into the quarter-finals of Guard1anes 2021, and will have home advantage in the last eight.

When asked about his side’s historic run of form, América manager Solari insisted that it is not something he dwells on.

“Honestly, we are not thinking about those things,” Solari said.

“We always thought to win from the beginning. We are happy for today’s game, but we have to immediately focus on the next game, against Olimpia, just as awake and competitive as today.”

Indeed Solari is much more excited by the prospect of welcoming some fans back into the Estadio Azteca.

“The team we do it together, I mean the footballers, the whole group of players, and the people who accompany us, the public, we want to see them, ours in our house.”

América will not have to wait long to reunite with their supporters.

They face Honduran side Olimpia in the second leg of their CONCACAF Champions League Round of 16 clash on Wednesday.

After that will be a meeting with league leaders and groundsharing rivals Cruz Azul in the latest edition of the Clásico Joven next Saturday.