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7/19/2017

Herrera: “We have to get used to winning”

Match against Chivas (1h00 Thursday) set by the Mexican midfielder’s ambition, proud to be with the club in his country


Herrera has been one of the most approached players in the tour FC Porto is having in Mexico, which ends this Thursday, at dawn (1h00, mainland Portugal time) at the home of Chivas Guadalajara, the champion in title of the country, in a match that will be broadcasted live on Porto Canal. The media attention is not surprising, as the midfielder is one of the figures of the Mexican national team and feels really “happy” to be able to represent the blue and white among the countrymen. But the time is also of hard work, as Herrera, Corona, Layún and Reyes have joined the rest of the tem in Mexico and they need to recover the time lost in the pre-season. And the best way to do it is by winning, the player stated, talking exclusively to Porto Canal and www.fcporto.pt.

The return to work
“We, the Mexicans, were the last to arrive, but, in the time we were together, we felt we were adapting quickly. Little by little, we are able to respond to what the coach asks for and I am happy to be with the group again.”

Match in altitude against Cruz Azul
“It's difficult to play in Mexico City because of the height. I feel that when I play for the national team here, and yesterday, in the first minutes, it was noticeable that the fitness part, the inability to breathe well, hit the team. That calmed down during the match and I think we adjusted well.”

The "madness" of the fans
“People in Mexico are very passionate, just like in Portugal. As we play in the national team, we are more recognized than others and this is noticeable when we leave the hotel or the bus, as they call you out more, as they also do with Iker. I am very happy to be here with FC Porto; I always said that I am proud to represent Mexico in a country as beautiful as Portugal, that received me so well, and now I do the opposite. I am very happy to be here and to participate in important matches.”

The match with Chivas
“It will be a beautiful game and a good test for us, to continue our preparations for the beginning of the League. Chivas’ stadium is incredible and you have to enjoy it. We have to make use of what we worked on and we have to get used to winning, which is what FC Porto does. Tomorrow we have to start doing that.”

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