Mexico boss Miguel Herrera: Everything against us for Chile match
SANTIAGO, Chile --
Miguel Herrera says his Mexico team will have everything against it when El Tri take on Copa America host Chile on Monday.
Mexico drew its opening game with Bolivia, meaning victory against Jorge Sampaoli's men could be crucial as the side looks to boost its chances of progressing beyond the group stage.
However, Herrera feels that everything from the fans to the officials could affect the game in Chile's favor, but insists his team will be "solid" heading into it.
"We talked about this before coming to the tournament. We're going to have everything against us like in the World Cup," Herrera told reporters. "They have their people, their fans and they started the tournament well. We talked about how the officiating could be difficult and we could suffer again.
"We should be solid against any adversity."
While his side did not get off to a great start in the competition, the coach is confident that it can go all the way to the final this year.
"We want to get points against Chile to make the last group match the decisive game," Herrera added. "We continue with aspirations of reaching the semifinals and then getting to the final. We have a bitter taste in our moth because we generated chances and went after the game."
Herrera also will be without captain Rafa Marquez, who will miss rest of the group stage with a leg injury. The Mexico boss usually gives his starting XI the day before the match, but said he would have to try every option in Sunday evening's training session to cover for the skipper's absence.
Either Chivas center back Carlos Salcedo or Atlas defender Juan Carlos "Topo" Valenzuela is expected to slot in, though Herrera also suggested he could line up with a back four.
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