Herrera: match with New Zealand for Mexicans is more important than the game against Portugal

© RIA Novosti / Nina Sociability in fotobanka on the field during a training session before the tournament the confederations Cup in 2017 CupHerrera: match with New Zealand for Mexicans is more important than the game against Portugal© RIA Novosti / Nina Sociability the image Bank

Match of the confederations Cup against team New Zealand football is more important than the last game with the Portuguese, said the midfielder of team Mexico’s Hector Herrera.

The confederations Cup takes place in four Russian cities — Moscow, Kazan, Sochi and Saint-Petersburg. The national team of Mexico in the first match on the tournament in the capital of Tatarstan on Sunday played out a draw with Portugal — 2:2. The next match will hold on Wednesday in Sochi against team New Zealand.

«I feel very good physically, at 100%, can fully perform all actions on the field, said Herrera at a press conference. — We are preparing for every match separately, playing the game. Can’t say that the match against Portugal was the most difficult at the tournament, we are waiting for New Zealand. The most difficult and important game is the next, and playing with new Zealanders is more important. One should not underestimate the value of rivals, it’s a very difficult group, in such tournaments there are no weak teams.»

«I will play in the position where I’m asked. In the team I always play at maximum. Now I play the position with great responsibility. The most part I play ball and I love it. But I don’t think someone in our team is irreplaceable,» he added.

The Mexican team in the group stage of the confederations Cup plays in group A together with teams of Portugal, New Zealand and Russia.