Chivas is an all-Mexican team. Chivas is a team of warriors that puts it all on the line. Teamwork. We all support each other. We’re a family. We care about each other and we’re there for one another. We’re the biggest team in Mexico. Watch out! Our group gets to play against Real Madrid. But we still can’t believe it. To be able to play against such a high level club really motivates us to win. If, as a kid, I’d had the opportunity to face top tier rivals, I’d be super excited to play against them and meet the teams I want to play for. Our idols are on those teams. Even though they’re still very young, this is an important milestone in their careers. This stage really has an impact on their careers. Facing these types of rivals is going to help them mature. Chivas’ players have accomplished a lot. They’ve gone far at a young age. They’re going to represent Chivas in the best way. I hope they enjoy themselves. They need to know they’re on par with any team they face. You have to love your team’s jersey. In this case, we’re Chivas. We have to represent the Chivas’ jersey all the way. You have to sweat in the jersey and play with love for the sport. Chivas is recognized throughout the world. We have a strong youth academy. We’ve done really well in international tournaments. 5 months ago, we went to Brazil and we came in second I’ve also been able to represent Chivas in U 13 tournaments. When we went to Brazil, we were obviously representing Chivas. We were doing great in the tournament and we made it to the Final. But during the Final, we lost focus. We lost the Final, but that tournament was a wonderful experience for all of us. When we got there, nobody knew who we were, and by the end, we were the favorites.>When we got to the playing grounds, our opposing teams would say: There go the Mexicans; it’s Chivas. A lot of Brazilians asked us for pictures. When we got to the Final, a lot of people were cheering for us. Even though none of our family members were there, we had a lot of Brazilian support. It was wonderful to feel that support. They’re going to be on par with those teams, and they’ll be able to get past them. In other tournaments, they’ve been able to show that Chivas has a strong youth academy. They represent Chivas well, in every country. I know this tournament will be the same. We’re all happy. I think the whole team is happy. Our group gets to play against Real Madrid. But we still can’t believe it. To be able to play against such a high level club really motivates us to win. I think we’re a strong team. We have to get to the tournament and come out on top. We have to make it to the Final and get the win. …a lot of the Mexican teams. The big teams always want to play against Mexicans. It was really exciting. I’d step onto the field and see players from Champions League and other important leagues. I was able to play against top players and come out on top. I was also able to outmaneuver great players. It’s all super motivating, because you can see that you’re skill set is top tier. You can make it happen when you believe in yourself.