The Mexican soccer team will seek their qualification for the final of the soccer tournament of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games against Brazil. The team led by Jaime Lozano will seek to contest the Olympic gold, but to fulfill this objective, it first needs to impose itself on the scratch du oro. Alexis Vega, one of the Tri figures, did not shy away from the challenge and responded to the statements made by Dani Alves.
The Chivas de Guadalajara player was interviewed at the end of the quarterfinal match against South Korea, which ended with a 6-3 result in favor of the Aztec team. Vega was confident and affirmed that Mexico has a chance of beating the Cariocas in the semifinals of the Olympic tournament. In the same way, the Aztec striker praised Alves, a legendary player of the canarinha.
“I heard recently that they had asked to play against us and it has already been fulfilled. Facing Dani Alves, the biggest winner in football history, will be an honor. He is a legend, but they can also be beaten, so we will go with everything for that ticket to the final “
– Alexis Vega in an interview with Excelsior
Vega, who has two goals in the tournament, considered that the clash against the South American team will be a great match and that, despite the figures of the rival team, El Tri can achieve the victory. “It will be a great game, playing against such an important team against Brazil you always wear and more in final instances. They are a great team, they have great players like Richarlison, but we are ready for this challenge,” said the Chivas striker.
On July 23, Dani Alves, current Sao Paulo player and captain of this Brazilian team, expressed his desire to reach another final against Mexico, as in London 2012. On that occasion, the team led by Luis Fernando Tena prevailed to the scratch in the final and got the Olympic gold.
The match between the Mexican National Team and Brazil will take place next Tuesday, August 3 in Kashima, at 3:00 am Central Mexico time. These two teams have met several times in the last two decades, which has generated the development of an intense sporting rivalry.