The Mexican international goalkeeper William Ochoa showed on Tuesday his confidence that his selection is “the surprise” of the Qatar World Cup 2022.
Mexico organized an open day for the media in Los Angeles (USA) before their next two friendlies in Californian lands: this Saturday against Peru in Pasadena (USA) and next Tuesday against Colombia in Santa Clara (USA).
On this day he spoke Ochoaone of the leaders of the national team led by the Argentine Gerard Martin, who can equal the legend Antonio ‘la Tota’ Carbajal by adding his fifth world championship.
“The role that we must assume is the one that we have had in all the World Cups. Without believing ourselves more, without seeing ourselves more than we are to this day, we are a team that has always had difficult draws and groups and we have been capable of overcoming them,” said ‘Memo’ Ochoa.
“Now Mexico it has to be the surprise. We are not favorites neither in our group nor to win the World Cup. So, from there, we have to be honest and say that Mexico has to come and give the surprise, give the bell, be the black horse and go as far as we have to go,” added the former goalkeeper of the Grenadecurrent goalkeeper of America.
Ochoa He also alluded to the historical curse of Mexico, which has accumulated seven consecutive World Cups playing the round of 16 but without achieving a ticket to the quarterfinals in any of them.
“To take the next step, we have to play the perfect game at the right time,” defended the goalkeeper.
Mexico is part of group C of Qatar 2022, in which they are also Argentina, Poland and Saudi Arabia.