Both Mexico, Uruguay Dismiss El Tri Streak As Element In Game
Though Mexico enters the Copa America Centenario on the 16-match unbeaten streak, the nation’s team is not viewing that like a element in its preparation with this summer’s tournament.
El Tri hasn’t sampled defeat since a couple-1 loss to Ecuador on June, 15, 2015. That result knocked Mexico from the 2015 Copa America, where it had been playing among CONMEBOL’s asked visitors. Next, Mexico won the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the CONCACAF Cup and each qualifier that has performed. Additionally, it beat Paraguay and Chile, both by 1- margins, in friendly matches before this tournament. But as the stats look impressive in the outdoors, Mexico defender Jorge Torres Nilo states it is more essential to check out the sport directly in front of the team rather of searching back.
“We don’t focus on streaks, because we’re not out to take streaks, we’re to venture out searching for any win match by match,” he stated in a news conference here Friday. “We all know that we have an essential team before us with essential players, but we’re positive about what we should have too. Uruguay isn’t likely to be a simple team, however i think we’re also no easy team (to conquer).”
Not just has Mexico won every match since Juan Carlos Osorio required over as coach in October, they is yet to permit just one goal within the Osorio era, an indication of 630 minutes of scoreless soccer. Uruguay, its northern border American side’s first opponent in the Copa America, would like to put an finish to that particular streak. However the respect Uruguay has for that opponent comes more from what players have experienced in the past matches and watching video compared to current run Mexico is on.
“I believe they’re excellent players, but we can’t be considering their number of players. I believe they likewise have to concern yourself with us,” Uruguay defensive midfielder Egidio Arevalo Rios stated when requested about snapping the streak. “We have high-quality worldwide players. We’re going to try and do our part in defense.”
Whilst not on a hot streak as Mexico, the South Americans also go into the tournament in good form. Uruguay leads CONMEBOL World Cup qualification with four wins, a draw along with a defeat and it has a four-match unbeaten streak of their own entering Sunday’s contest.