We won't change anything against Honduras, declares Rueda

The Ecuador coach has no intention of tinkering with the tactics he employed in their heartbreaking opening World Cup loss to Switzerland
Reinaldo Rueda sees no reason why Ecuador should change anything about their approach for Friday's must-win meeting with World Cup Group E rivals Honduras.

After seeing his side denied a deserved draw against Switzerland by a last-gasp goal from Haris Seferovic in their tournament opener, the 57-year-old Colombian has no intention of tinkering with his side's tactics for the game in Curitiba.

"We should not change anything [on Friday]," Rueda declared in his pre-match press conference.

"We played a good match against Switzerland and we only lost at the last second, which is a very specific scenario.

"Of course, the team suffered in such circumstances but, 72 hours later, you have to recover yourself, your composure and review the mistakes you made."

Honduras were routed 3-0 by France in their first outing in Group E but Rueda has nothing but respect for his successor as the Central American nation's coach, Luis Fernando Suarez.

"The work done by him [since taking over in 2010] has been great," said Rueda, who led Honduras for four years.

"This group has matured under him. They are a product of the things done by Honduras in the last few years.

"Honduras are now on a great level and... [Friday] will be an intense match.

"They will keep their own style and we've seen their potential. We know that they will be compact and tough.

"We need the victory, just as they do, so we'll go forward in search of the win."