“The opportunity to come and play a tournament, an international tournament, against other clubs is a good way to capitalize on your pre-season and it prepares you for the league campaign,” Rehanne explained as she was considering the game.

“For us it’s an opportunity to test ourselves and see where we are in pre-season, especially after the arrival of many new players that we are trying to gel and get into our way of play. Then, playing against different styles of football and teams from other countries will give us a very good test, and that’s what we want: to learn from those experiences and build relationships.

“I think Club America have played seven games so far in their season and they also have a new manager. They are in the season and so in terms of fitness they will be a bit more advanced than us currently. .

“They’ll be tough. What we’ve seen is that they’re a physical team that will work hard. Their forwards are really threatening, positive, and so that’s something we’ll have to adapt to.

“The size of the pitch is also important, so it’s something to adapt to as well in terms of covering physical distances. It’s going to be a test for us and we’re going to have to be at the races. It’s an au Mexico, so it won’t be an easy test at all.