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México, motivado por el duelo contra Portugal
Miguel Layun (centro) en una sesión de entrenamiento previo al debut en la Copa FIFA Confederaciones el 15 de junio de 2017, en Kazan, Rusia. (Foto: Straffon Images)

KAZAN, Rusia - México debutará el domingo en la Copa FIFA Confederaciones 2017 contra Portugal, Campeón de Europa en el Kazan Arena.

No es necesario decirlo que el Tri está muy motivado para comenzar la búsqueda de un segundo título en la competición.

“Tenemos un lindo partido delante de nosotros,” manifestó a la prensa el defensa Miguel Layun después de los entrenamientos del jueves.  “Hemos trabajado mucho para poder hacer las cosas muy bien y conseguir un resultado muy importante para cada uno de nosotros.”

Uno de los aspectos más intrigantes del encuentro será cómo la defensa mexicana podrá controlar la ofensiva portuguesa encabezada por la superestrella Cristiano Ronaldo. El defensor Carlos Salcedo cree que hay respuestas a cualquier pregunta potencial.

“Es el partido que esperamos, sabemos de lo que es capaz Portugal, pero también nosotros tenemos grandes jugadores, así que ellos también nos han de estar observando,” comentó el jugador de 23 años que acaba de ser contratado por el Eintracht Frankfurt.  “Con mucha calma, paciencia, circulación de la pelota, creo que la mejor manera de defendernos es teniendo el balón y manejándolo de buena manera.”

El atacante Hirving Lozano es del punto de vista de que enfrentarse a un peso pesado como Portugal representa una gran manera de comenzar el torneo.

“Lo bueno es que nos toca en el primer encuentro,” the 21-year-old Pachuca standout said.  “Va a ser un juego muy bonito, atractivo.  Va a ser un duelo difícil pero vamos a hacer bien las cosas.” finalizó la figura destacada del Pachuca. 
 
México tiene una marca de 9G-5E-8P en 22 partidos disputados en la Copa Confederaciones.

 
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