Looking ahead to the Guadalajara classic corresponding to Matchday 12 of the Apertura 2023 of the MX League, Chivas prepares to face the commitment in the best way at home, in the Akron Stadium. And the suspension of Alexis Vega, Cristian Calderón and Raúl Martínez has generated a series of criticism and anger from the fans.
Veljko Paunovic He spoke at a press conference prior to the duel against Atlas, and before continuing with the questions from the press, he only responded to a reporter about the internal conflict that is going on. The Guadalajara coach limited himself to giving details of how the investigation and the sanction of those involved are going, but what he did make clear is that he wants the players to face the consequences.
In addition to showing his disappointment over the controversy, as Paunovic explained, from the beginning of his project with Chivas he was always clear and maintained communication with the players about his way of working, so he asked that those separated from the club have the warmth to assume the responsibilities Of their acts.
He insisted that although he makes an effort to maintain a work structure, the fault for indiscipline lies with those who commit it and not with the entire team.
“As much as we have the structure within the group very clear, I believe that the individual is responsible in the end for his actions and his actions, therefore of course responsibility can always be shared, but for specific things, “The individual has to take his responsibilities, therefore the consequences.”
The Serbian commented that from his position as technical director, he has always communicated to the players his expectations as well as the goals to pursue this tournament, so when the case of Alexis, Chicote and Raúl, Pauno emphasized his position of authority within the club.
Paunovic began his press conference by limiting the issue of indiscipline in Chivas (Video: courtesy of ESPN)
He considered that from his responsibility as coach he has fulfilled having clear goals at Chivas.
“From my point of view, from my responsibility – I am going to say it very clearly as I always say to the players – from day one, I communicate my expectations clearly, I repeat them and I keep them written in visible places. Those expectations also apply to the norms and rules of domestic regimes, so in that regard, I am always on top of things”he added.
It was for this reason that Veljko Paunovic gave a hint to those sanctioned and made it clear that he wants there to be consequences for the footballers who committed this internal infraction.
“If one does not want to listen or if one does not want to obey these things that are for the good of all, then obviously one has to assimilate or assume the consequences.”