Tonight, Chile will face Colombia for date 2 of the South American Qualifiers. And despite the start of the process, it appears that this is an important match to get rid of the bad debut, against Uruguay, on Friday, when Eduardo Berizzo’s team fell 3-1.
A victory will remove all the pessimism that exists in the atmosphere and put Chile in the right position in the classification, which will increase the hope for the dates in October and November, where La Roja will look, in particular, to be strong in house to avoid suffering at the table.
However, in Colombia everything is small and they will be looking to get a win from the poor turf of the Monumental. In the previous Qualifier they were close, as they earned a difficult tie despite taking the lead early in the first half.
Now, with a successful start to the process of Néstor Lorenzo, they will bet on the counterattack to win. It was pointed out by the coach’s technical assistant, Luis Amaranto Perea, who pointed out precisely the spaces found in the Chilean defense.
“Each game is a different scenario. Against Venezuela we were not accurate with the ball, we didn’t circulate well; Against Chile it was different, they went to attack more and we found more spaces. But we have to the movements are correct. Accuracy is the key to return to the progress we had in the second half against Venezuela,” he emphasized in a press conference.
In the same line, I pointed out that “in these games we know how to adapt to different systems and opponents. We have flexibility, in the same game we have to change.
“That speaks of intelligence, beyond the plan, they got the information and were able to play complex games ahead. Tomorrow they will go out one way, but they will change there and we will adjust,” added the grower. coffee.
“We want to propose in every game. We have the ability to adapt to the flow of the game. If due to the demands of the game we have to retreat and defend, we will do so. But our vision is to fight in a rival field,” he said.
In addition, he confirmed that he and Juan Guillermo Cuadrado will wait until the last moment, despite the injury he suffered in Chile. Regarding this, he stressed that “he arrived with tendinitis. After the game he was tired and started to feel angry. We are in a position to wait for the evolution. Until the last minute we will not know if he is there or not .
When will La Roja play in Colombia?
This Tuesday, September 12, from 9:30 p.m., the Chilean team will host Colombia at the Monumental Stadium. Duel valid for the second date of the South American Qualifiers towards the 2026 World Cup.
What is Chile’s formation against Colombia?
Brian Cortes; Matías Catalán, Gary Medel, Guillermo Maripan, Gabriel Suazo; Rodrigo Echevería, Erick Pulgar, Arturo Vidal; Diego Valdés, Alexis Sánchez and Ben Brereton.