The coach of the Ecuadorian National Team, Gustavo Alfaro, spoke within hours of the match against Brazil for the Qualifiers for the Qatar World Cup 2022 and stated that His team is trained to go to Porto Alegre to find a good result.
“We know what Brazil is, we respect and admire them in a certain way. But we trust Ecuador. We know that Ecuador has individual, technical and physical capacities to make things difficult for any rival. And I hope that Ecuador does not feel less than anyone else. WhatAnd know that with what you have enough to beat any rival in any circumstance, “said the coach.
Regarding the game plan for the match in Porto Alegre, he stated: “Work on two possible hypotheses for the party, beyond the idea is the interpretation of the players about the game that we have to play. It is not bad to recognize yourself as inferior to a rival, we recognize that Brazil is among the best in the world. But We know that we have the ability to take Brazil where it suits us best and play a match on an equal footing ”.
Ecuador is third in the Qualifiers and that changed the perception of the team. This is how Alfaro explained that situation: “We have become a rival to beat and we know that this makes the rivals take us more account and we must be more concentrated and be more applied with our game. I told the players that what we have done up to here is not enough for us, if we do not make a leap in quality in every aspect, it will be difficult for us to continue in the Qualifiers. “
In addition, he expressed his gratitude to the footballers who joined the concentration early: “We planned this work in two parts. I thank the players who cut their vacations to come here, it is a sign of the importance they have on the National Team. I am happy with all the work that has been done, with the logistics part, with the players who took the first flights to come here quickly and be able to be with the entire group available. Because You had to think about these two games well, that’s why 31 players were called up “.
On the formation of the squad, he said: “We have a mixture between youth and experience. We are in a process of evolution. We have to try that the generation of 23 and under has the capacity to acquire this experience at a young age “