translated from Spanish: Queiroz and friendly with Chile: “The important thing is to win a stronger team”

The coach of the Colombia national team, Carlos Queiroz, stated on this day that the goal of this Saturday’s friendly with Chile is to fine-tune details and get a team “stronger” and “more solid” for the Qualifiers to M Qatar 2022.At a press conference, the Portuguese-born strategist stated that “at the end of the match against Chile the important thing is to win a stronger team, a stronger team, a team with more solutions. We are getting closer to starting official competitions, we must take advantage of these matches.” In addition, Queiroz avoided dramatizing by the absence of experienced James Rodríguez and Radamel Falcao, key pieces in scaffolding. “Colombia has to always get ahead. In football it can happen that your best reference is not, the absence of one, can not be the absence of all. We have players who are ready to put the shirt up,” he said. All players are important. It is not possible to play a championship with eleven players, so we have 23-24 player calls. We want the best always, without mysteries, to make the best decisions around the team,” he added. Regarding his saturday’s rival at the Estadio José Rico Pérez, in Alicante (Spain), luso indicated that “we have 24 players ready to face a great team like Chile. In front of us we have great players and a great technical director as is Reinaldo Rueda.” I’m sure tomorrow will be a great show. We have that commitment to people. We’ve got to get better. While it’s not good for South American teams to be playing with each other, playing against Chile is always a great opportunity to face good players,” he said. Finally, Queiroz remembered the last official crossing with Chile, on 28 June, which ended with a triumph for the ‘Roja’ in definition by penalties (5-4) – after a 0-0 in regulation time – by the quarter-finals of the Copa America of Brazil.” The Copa América match against Chile was a classic match of that instance, we started well but then we lost control of the match. It was a game where we fought. It’s normal for a game like this to be played with two big teams on the field. I think we missed scoring a goal when we had control,” he said.

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