Mexico coach Javier Aguirre is confident his squad are well prepared for tomorrow’s World Cup opener against host nation South Africa, predicting a great day for el Tri.
“We feel confident and have worked hard,” Aguirre told a press conference today.
“We have spent 60 days together and our players from Europe are here. We are motivated and where we want to be. We are at our peak in every sense of the word. We are confident that tomorrow will be a great day for Mexico.”
The former Atletico Madrid coach went on to reveal that he found a dejected group when he succeeded Sven Goran Eriksson for his second stint in charge of the national team in Mexico.
“I don’t know what Mr. Eriksson did, but I know the team was demotivated and feeling down. They were losing their energy; there was some quarrelling and a lack of order in the ranks.”
Finally, Aguirre said his side are focused and intent on spoiling the host nation's opening day party.
“Ever since we qualified we have been focusing on the World Cup,” he added. “Since the draw we have been focusing on the opener. We are happy about it as millions around the world will watch and it will be a great experience.”
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