Chile’s Pursuit of Copa Title Begins with Ecuador
Chile are going to develop their World Cup showing and progress deep in to the Copa America on home soil, based on captain Claudio Bravo.
Jorge Sampaoli and Co. host the 44th edition from the Copa America and open the tournament against Group A rivals Ecuador in Santiago on Thursday.
South America’s showpiece event is really a year on in the World Cup in South america, where Chile lost towards the host nation on penalties as a whole of 16.
Chile’s exit still lingers one of the playing squad and Bravo, who heads in to the tournament fresh from winning the UEFA Champions League with Barcelona, states they will go further within their pursuit of a maiden Copa America title.
“The Planet Cup left us bitter, because some players didn’t get to the very best condition,” Bravo told reporters, talking about team-mate Arturo Vidal, who entered the planet Cup battling having a knee injuries.
“You want to demonstrate, once we did in South america 2014, that we’re a really strong team. I believe we are able to improve to ensure that we don’t lack what we should lacked in South america, and go further.
“We’re a group that actually works hard and knows our weaknesses and strengths, and then demonstrate around the pitch that we’re a effective team.”
Chile – Copa America runners-on four occasions – have performed 10 matches because the World Cup, winning 1 / 2 of individuals fixtures, including last week’s 1- worldwide friendly result over El Salvador.
Opponents Ecuador enter into the curtain-raiser a bit more prepared, getting performed one extra game.
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Ecuador contested back-to-back fixtures against Panama a week ago, drawing the very first match before routing the Central Americans 4- 72 hours later.
Coach Gustavo Quinteros understands Ecuador – without hurt winger Antonio Valencia for that tournament – would be the underdogs heading into Thursday’s clash.
“The benefit that Chile have is [experience] working with similar coach and also the same players,” he stated.
“They’re virtually exactly the same team that performed in the 2014 World Cup. That’s that advantage they’ve – how you can operate. All of them know what they do and get it done instantly.”