Mexico manager Miguel Herrara has boosted the squads morale by claiming his side can win the World Cup, even if he plans to drop Manchester United’s Javier Hernandez, Mirror reports.
“I believe that we have a team that could be world champions,” said Herrera. “We just have to convince them of that.”
With the nation claiming to have one of the largest travelling fan base, the Mexican boss has urged his players to give 100% throughout the tournament in exchange for the large support.
“There are some Mexico fans that sell their houses, cars to be at the World Cup. We’re going to give absolutely everything.
“We’re ready to go out to try and win the game, it is a really important match, key to our hopes of getting out of the group. We know that nothing is easy but we are going to work hard and do what we can.”
However, Hernandez doesn’t look too pleased with the latest team selection after being left out due to the 5-3-1-1 formation in which the Red Devils star fell to replacements to Giovani dos Santos and Oribe Peralta.
Herrera said: “The competition is very tough. The team that started against Portugal made me very happy on the offensive. There was good chemistry between Dos Santos and Oribe.”