With the three points from the opening match against Qatar, Ecuador will face the Netherlands this Friday.
Given this, the 'Tri' coach Gustavo Alfaro admitted that his team "has nothing to lose."
“We have nothing to lose and everything to win because, as their coach said with a well-understood arrogance, they are going to be world champions”, declared the Argentine coach.
Of the rival, Alfaro highlighted that "he has individual abilities to resolve situations that as a team cannot be resolved, as happened against Senegal, with the first goal coming from a pass from (Frenkie) De Jong."
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The coach expects "a game with few opportunities", in which his team, despite the difference in history and quality between the two teams, can win.
"We have to be strong on all fronts, emotional, physical, tactical, a ball can change the meaning of the game," he said.
"But as I always tell the boys, the games are defined in the areas, but they start to be won in the middle of the field and that's where the battle against the Netherlands has to be oriented."
The strategist declared that he has not yet decided with which scheme he will face the game, but with what state of mind: "We are going to run them until they leave the field."
He also recognized that his team had a good game in their debut, but “playing the same way, it doesn't work for us either for the Netherlands or for Senegal. We need to improve".