With two goals coming off of set pieces and without the intervention of his starting strikers, Mexico manager Chepo de la Torre said he was unworried about who scored.¡Ahora, lee Goal.com USA en Español!
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- Mexico atypically scored two goals off of corner kicks to seal the World Cup qualifier win over Costa Rica on Friday.
Even with in-form Santos striker Oribe Peralta accompanying the usually prolific Javier Hernandez up front, Mexico was unable to generate many attacking chances in the run of play.
Despite midfielders Javier Zavala and Carlos Salcido scoring off corner kicks, manager Jose Manuel de la Torre did not seem bothered that his star strikers were not able to put the ball in the net.
"I'm not worried that the goals came from other players," said De la Torre after the game. "This is a team, and the goals still counted."
Mexico's unbeaten streak in Costa Rica was extended to the newly-built Estadio Nacional on Friday, as Los Ticos hosted El Tri for the first time since the stadium's inauguration in 2011.
"We've always had character, the players made a great effort and the circumstances were proper so that our players could show their stuff during the match," beamed De la Torre.
Juan Ramon Miranda provided additional reporting from San Jose, Costa Rica.