After only two days of the Hexagonal Championship of the CONCACAF qualifiers for Russia 2018, Costa Rica, who comes from a 4-0 win over the United States and produce the resignation of Klinsmann, is the leader alone and can give a great Step to the World Cup if he manages to win this Friday at the Azteca ‘tricolor’ stadium, since it is the only team that has won both games .
One of the figures of the ‘to’ team is defender Francisco Calvo, who was part of the Costa Rican team that played in the 2011 Copa America, Copa Oro 2015 and Copa America Centenario 2016. In the days before the clash against Mexico, Calvo attended To MARCA.com by telephone from Costa Rica and revealed that confidence is at its peak to beat Mexicans.
” We are going to go to the game in Mexico with the conviction that we can win. We have maintained the base of the group that made history in the World Cup in Brazil, so the idea is to keep working, try to make a good game and win Mexico,” Said Calvo.
According to the words of the defense, it is very clear that Costa Rica has studied and analyzed well the tricolor team and will try to take advantage of the opportunities that come: ” We know that the first 20 minutes are going to be difficult.Mexico is a very strong team, But at the same time, like any team, it has its weaknesses. ”
During the winter, Calvo looked for a change of air and chose to leave the Deportivo Saprissa, of the Costa Rican league by the Major League Soccer (MLS), and arrived at one of the new franchises of the North American league, Minnesota United. The Northern team started the season with two losses, but last weekend got their historic first point with a 2-2 draw against Colorado Rapids.
For Calvo, being in a team that started from scratch has been a unique experience: “It’s a nice thing, it’s an important challenge, I’m very happy with the team, we’re improving every game, we know we can improve and lately the goal remains to Get to the playoffs. We have a good team and we have to keep working. “