After winning three out of four friendly matches, Miguel Herrera has set the standards for Mexico during next year's competitions. "El Piojo" shared his thoughts about what should be the team's goals for CONCACAF's Gold Cup and CONMEBOL's Copa America in which El Tri will be participating:
"We have to put together two strong teams that can manage both competitions. We have to win the Gold Cup, because we want to be in the Confederations Cup in 2017, and we will create a solid team to participate in Copa America. Last time we were invited we had to test some players and it didn't work out, so, this time we will try a different approach and see if we are able to play the final match," Herrera told reporters.
Following their victories against Bolivia, Honduras and Panama, Herrera will have to face the tough CONCACAF Qualifiers, which have been cause of concern in recent years. Mexico's coach stated the team has to regain their trust while playing at Azteca Stadium, where they have been able to win only one match out of their last five:
"The team has to find its strenght at home again. If you win all of your matches here, your chances to play in the World Cup increase. What we have learned from this two matches is precisely that no matter how the opponents play, if we can earn the victory, that's all that matters," Herrera added.
Mexico will play their next friendly matches in November against The Netherlands and Belarus.