Rafa Marquez said Tuesday that he is excited about Brazil 2014 as he was back at his first World Cup in 2002 and that the international event wouldn’t be the same without El Tri.
“I’ve lived through three of these occasions and, believe me, the desire of this fourth experience engulfs me as if it was the first time that I went to the World Cup,” said Marquez at an event in Mexico City with Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto.
“Mexico will once again be present,” he added. “There can’t be a World Cup without the presence of Mexico.”
Marquez went on to say that the players have dreamt about lifting the World Cup for the Mexican people.
“Our turn (to perform) has come,” said Mexico’s captain.
Coach Miguel Herrera also spoke at the same event and continued his optimistic tone over his team’s chances in Brazil.
“I am convinced that each and every one of these 23 players knows how to win,” he said. “There isn’t even a little bit of fear.”
Mexico plays Israel on Wednesday in the Estadio Azteca in its farewell match before setting off to the United States for games against Ecuador, Bosnia and Portugal.