HOUSTON -- With so much at stake in its second Group A game, Honduras has been meticulous in dissection of the errors that cost it a 1-0 loss to Costa Rica on Friday.
With an encounter against a French Guiana side that is in the same situation looming Tuesday, Honduran players believe that they’ll have everything sorted out by the time the opening whistle blows at BBVA Compass Stadium.
"We are in a good position,” said defender Ever Alvarado. “We do our last training on Monday night and we feel calm. We lacked definition in the last game and we talked with the teammates and the coach. We also focused on our concentration in defense because we failed one time and that’s where we conceded."
Even before getting to Houston, the Honduras got a little inside knowledge on French Guiana as the two sides shared a flight to Texas.
From that trip, Honduras knows it is up against strong, physical players, who spent much of their time talking about their 4-2 loss to Canada.
Without a goal from an otherwise solid performance against Costa Rica, Honduras is working on how it will beat the French Guiana defense.
“We’ve seen that they have some pretty big guys since we were on the same plane as them,” Alvarado finished. “We’re going to watch how they did against Canada to draw our own conclusions on how we can break them down.”