The winger Edwin Herrera, a member of the Colombia team in the South American Pre-Olympic, assured that the host of the tournament should not go out to draw but to beat Chile on the last day of Group A, despite the fact that equality will qualify the home run final for two places at the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.
"We know that we have to go out to win, we are going to come out with everything, we do not have to go out to draw but to win, that is the mentality of each of the players and we are prepared for that," Herrera told journalists in Pereira, headquarters of the game against Chile.
The host team has six points, the same as Chile, but wins the position on goal difference, so a draw is enough to qualify.
Herrera, 21, from the Independiente Santa Fe registry, said the group is "in high spirits" after defeating Venezuela 2-1 last day.
"I think what we have done these days has been very important, always with our feet on the ground and knowing the responsibility we have tomorrow (Thursday)," he added.
Regarding the rival, led by the Colombian Bernardo Redín, he assured that they have seen the three games he has played in the tournament and called it "a team that makes a very interesting game."
"They accumulate enough players in the middle of the field and we are going to work on ours, we have planned a good game and we hope that tomorrow everything will be given to us in a good way," he explained.
For his part, the winger Edwuin Cetré appreciated Chile's work, but warned that what was done by Colombia in the tournament will be revalidated in the final duel.
"It is a very fierce team, which likes the ball, but we have things clear, we know what we are going to do on the court and we hope that everything goes well," added the Barranquilla Junior player.