The steering wheel Matheus Uribe, of the Porto, assured this Tuesday that yes Colombia defeat Ecuador Thursday will do “the difference” in the Qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, because their direct rivals have matches against teams in which they can yield points.
“Uruguay faces Brazil, Peru a Argentina, us to Ecuador and Paraguay Has to go to Peace. This date is going to be fundamental for us, we are fortunate to play at home against a direct rival and I think by winning this game we are going to make a difference“he said at a press conference.
Colombia ranks fifth in the South American qualifiers with 15 points, while Ecuador is third with 16 units. In fourth place is Uruguay, with 16, while Paraguay is sixth with 12 and Peru seventh with 11.
The 30-year-old midfielder is aware that if his team wants to get one of the four direct points from South America to Qatar 2022, they must win. “Yes or yes” their home games.
“The local performance has to be close to 100%, the truth that with the locality that we have in Barranquilla We have to become very strong and get, if it is not 100% of the points, be touching that figure, “said the former player of the America from Mexico and from National Athletic.
The flyer also reflected on what the team of Reinaldo Rueda: “forcefulness”.
“Against Uruguay we had a couple of occasions where we could have scored, although it is true that we could have lost the game because the rival had options, we have to be very forceful with the ones we have, be they few or be many. Against Brazil it was also the same, “he said about the last two games, which ended 0-0.
He added: “We can’t always depend on keeping the goal at zero, we have to score in order to win the games. So I think that goes to that point, if you score and have forcefulness, things will improve.”
The Porto player also referred to the extreme Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, who will return after missing the game with Brazil due to accumulation of yellows and said that he is one of “the world benchmarks” of Colombia.
“Although he could not be in the game in Brazil, most likely he will be with Ecuador. He is a player who gives us too much: his leadership, the charisma he has, his experience and his talent on the field of play, that is without a doubt something that we all already know, “he said.