Creating a winning culture isn’t easy, never mind doing it over a decade. It's something that Tigres UANL have been able to achieve over the last 10 years by reaching multiple finals in different tournaments and lifting cup after cup.
There’s a reason they're considered Mexico’s team of the decade and why they're current Liga MX champions. Wednesday night in Las Vegas, they’ll have the chance to add more silverware to the club’s trophy case in the Leagues Cup final.
Tigres midfielder Guido Pizarro gives credit to the winning mentality that the regiomontano club has embraced for years, as well as the burning desire to take another cup back to Monterrey.
“The challenge of this institution in the last few years is to be protagonists and the aim is to win,” Pizarro said. “And this is no exception, tomorrow we have the chance of another final. We’ll face it as such and try to take the cup back home with us.
“We face every competition based on the mentality ingrained in this club.”
On a personal level, Pizarro states that “as a player, the desire and hope is always to become a champion”. As a result, the team’s hunger remains intact.
“We’ll face this final as if it were our last. You have to enjoy it, you never know when you’ll play another final,” Pizarro, a member of Argentina's 2019 Copa America squad, explained.
The defensive midfielder fancies the chance of winning the first-ever edition of Leagues Cup and is hoping for the competition to continue for years to come.
“This is the first edition, I think it has gone pretty well,” Guido said. “I hope future editions are just as good.”