Mexico midfielder Antonio Naelson "Sinha" has no doubt about Mexican superiority over US and is convinced that they'll prove it on the pitch next week in their World Cup qualifier. The game is set for February 11 at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.
"We can't be afraid of playing soccer against a team that, from my point of view, is not better than the Mexican squad," Sinha said. "We just need to focus on playing as we can, and leave everything else outside the pitch."
The Toluca player thinks the US team has been given much more importance than it really deserves.
"There's too much noise for a team that's not true. They might be favorites in the game due to playing at home, but for me, Mexico is better as a team."
Sinha doesn't take the fact that El Tri hasn't been able to defeat the US at home since 1999 as an obsession.
"We don't have to make an obsession of it," he continued. "We need those three points, but we must earn them with a cold and patience approach. We must have control of the ball and play our game. They are a dynamic and disciplined team."
Coach Sven-Goran Eriksson's squad will be training together this week before they fly to Columbus on Sunday.
Juan Antonio Davalos, Goal.com