Following a 2-0 win over Spain which secured a last 16 place, the midfielder has claimed that his side has the desire to win and will be the surprise team of the World Cup.
Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal believes his country can go far in this summer’s World Cup and be the surprise team of the tournament.
Chile, which was drawn in a difficult Group B, was the underdog to reach the last 16 of the competition but a 3-1 win against Australia in its opening game and a 2-0 victory over Spain secured the South Americans a place in the knockout round.
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Charles Aranguiz and Eduardo Vargas scored to secure the win over Spain on Wednesday and, while the result means Chile will advance from Group B, it also led to Vicente del Bosque's side crashing out of a major competition for the first time in eight years.
“We are a young team with the will to win,” Vidal told Sky Sports. “We can go far in this competition and we will be the surprise team of the World Cup.
“On a personal level, I'm feeling fine. I had a good game against Spain and this was very important to me.”
Chile faces the Netherlands, which also secured its place in the last 16 after a 3-2 victory over Australia on Wednesday, on Monday 23 June in Sao Paulo.