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Honduras optimista de cara al duelo ante México
El defensa Carlos Sánchez (#23) ha visto acción en dos partidos hasta el momento en la Copa Oro de la CONCACAF 2017. (Foto: AFP)
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GLENDALE, Arizona - El entrenador de Honduras, Jorge Luis Pinto, no está molesto porque su equipo no sea considerado favorito en el partido de cuartos de final de la Copa Oro de la CONCACAF contra México el jueves por la noche.

Confía en que los Catrachos saldrán adelante contra el campeón defensor en el estadio de la Universidad de Phoenix.

"Son los favoritos, son las grandes estrellas del show", dijo Pinto sobre México en una conferencia de prensa el miércoles. "Tenemos la forma  y la voluntad para ganar".

Por su parte el defensa Carlos Sánchez cree que él y sus compañeros de equipo deben estar en el tope de su nivel, sobre todo porque no han ganado en sus últimos cinco partidos contra México (0G-2E-3OP). En su último encuentro, los mexicanos ganaron 3-0 en casa en las eliminatorias por la Copa del Mundo el pasado 8 de junio.

"Hemos estado trabajando fuerte", subrayó Sánchez. "Tenemos que enfrentarlos lo mejor posible,  estar concentrados. Tenemos que hacer un mejor trabajo y tratar de conseguir la victoria ".

Honduras, que terminó tercero en el Grupo B con cuatro puntos (incluyendo los tres otorgados por un fallo en contrta de Guayana Francesa), tiene la ventaja de dos días más de descanso que los mexicanos después de la conclusión de la fase de grupos.

"Podría ser", señaló Pinto, destacando que México probablemente volverá a rotar a los jugadores para combatir la fatiga. "Nuestra fuerza es nuestro ritmo y nuestra naturaleza competitiva, tenemos un equipo que corre, esperemos que podamos hacer eso contra México".

Pinto está optmista por el juego de los delanteros Alberth Elis, Romell Quioto y Ovidio Lanza, aunque todavía tienen que anotar.                                                                                                               

"Nuestros tres jugadores son muy sólidos en el frente"  "Elis, Quioto y Lanza han sido una hermosa sorpresa para nosotros, son cambiadores de juego y las cosas son favorables para ellos". finalizó el colombiano de 64 años. 

 
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