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Herrera says his team will play large role at Copa America

Santiago, Chile — After holding Chile to a 3-3 draw, Mexico’s coach Miguel Herrera is confident that his team can play an even larger role at the Copa America.

The team’s latest impressive performance in Santiago has given Herrera the belief that Mexico, who are hoping for the CONCACAF Gold Cup, still have a massive role to play in Chile.

“The team has a very good attitude,” Herrera said in a news conference after the match.

“We were better in the first half than in the second. We had enormous errors on their goals, but Mexico showed today that it can do big things. In the last match, we’ll play to win to get to the next round.”

The coach was pleased to see his forwards break their poor run and believes it was the result of numerous, concerted attacks.

“We brought people who score goals,” Herrera said.

“Unfortunately, against Bolivia we weren’t convincing, but today we attacked well and put it together. The prize for pushing forward is goals.”

Mexico is getting ready to face Ecuador in their final group match while Chile takes on Bolivia. Herrera’s team is two points behind Chile and Bolivia but could advance as one of the two highest ranked third-placed teams.

The 2015 Copa América is the 44th edition of the Copa América, the main international football tournament for national teams in South America, and are taking place in Chile between June 11 and July 4.


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