Guerrero plays down goal-scoring record

The Flamengo forward scored his 27th goal for his country during their 1-0 victory over Haiti in Group B of the Copa America but did not want to dwell on his achievement

Peru striker Paolo Guerrero has played down his achievement of becoming the nation's all-time leading goalscorer on Saturday. 

Guerrero struck the only goal of the game as Peru defeated Haiti 1-0 in their Group B opener at the Copa America Centenario in Seattle. 

The Flamengo forward subsequently reached the mark of 27 goals, moving above former Porto and Fort Lauderdale Strikers attacker Teofilo Cubillas, but he was keen to emphasise the achievement of the team instead of lingering on his record.

"These tournaments are tough and are really difficult to win. The team tired a bit towards the end but we withstood the pressure," the 32-year-old said after receiving the man-of-the-match award. 

"My job for the team is to maximise and make sure they get the experience they need. 

"Hopefully the Copa America helps them a lot."

Guerrero's goal came in the 61st minute, as he converted Edison Flores' cross with a brilliant diving header.

"I had to be well-positioned. I knew that in any moment [the ball] would come to me," he added.

"The ball came to me and I was able to convert."