Sunday, October 1, 2023

The games are always very difficult with Colombia

Chile put their tough defeat against Uruguay in Montevideo behind them and are focused on their next game in the South American qualifiers. On Tuesday September 12th they will face Colombia in Santiago, in a match that corresponds to the second day on the road to the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico and Canada. According to Arturo Vidal, one of the leaders of La Roja, a very difficult game is coming.

The veteran midfielder, American champion in 2015 and 2016, admitted that the games with the Colombian team were very close, but warned that winning at home was crucial in this qualification process. He hopes that the Chilean team respects his homeland.

“In this qualification, home points are more important than ever. “We have to try to get all the points and then get to the next World Cup,” Vidal told the media after the crash in Uruguay.

Regarding the duel with Néstor Lorenzo’s national team, he added: “Very tough, the games with Colombia are always very difficult. I think the last few games we’ve played against Colombia have always been a draw, so we’ll try to change that and hopefully stick with those three points. “We are home, we need to feel.”

Vidal would have more minutes and more importance against Colombia

The Athletico Paranaense midfielder came on as a substitute in Chile’s qualifying debut. However, he came on as a substitute for Charles Aránguiz in the 67th minute and prevented his team from losing to Uruguay at the Centenario Stadium, as shortly after his substitution he scored in La Roja’s added time to make it 3-1.

Looking ahead to the game against Colombia next Tuesday, Vidal is expected to play a bigger role. “Arturo will find more minutes,” coach Eduardo Berizzo said at a press conference.

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