Mexico’ll Surprise Brazil, Says Peralta

Mexico’s Oribe Peralta has told hosts of 2014 World Cup, Brazil to expect surprises when they clash in their group match on Tuesday.
“Thanks to the first win, we are very calm about the Brazil match, about taking another step forwards to achieving our goal. But the Brazil team is tough, very tough,” Peralta warned, more seriously all of a sudden, as his conversation with came to an end.
“We’re going to make life difficult for them, because this game will be crucial. Still, it’s a team that, if we play well, we can beat.”
He explains a lot about their previous game. “I was just in the right place at the right time,” he said humbly, lowering his gaze to the floor. But it was not the first time that Oribe Peralta has rescued Mexico, and El Tri’s fans will hope that it will not prove to be the last.
The striker sealed victory for Mexico in his FIFA World Cup debut against Cameroon at Brazil 2014, but he had already been his country’s hero twice previously: first in the final of the Olympic Games in 2012 against Brazil, when his two goals won Mexico the gold medal, and then by scoring five times over the two legs of a play-off against New Zealand to qualify for this tournament.
“I’m glad to have played my part in those victories, but it’s a team effort,” he told “It falls to me to put the ball in, because I’m the closest player to the goal, but it comes as a result of everybody’s hard work.
For the clash with Cameroon, the Club America forward reserved special praise for his team-mate Giovani dos Santos who, despite recent criticism from the public, was arguably Mexico’s key player on the day. “It’s his goal too. He hit the shot, the goalkeeper saved it and the ball fell to me,” explained Peralta, known to his countrymen by the nickname ‘El Hermoso’. “Gio is a player who we all turn to. He helps you a lot out on the pitch, he works very hard and he always looks for a way to get the win for his team.”

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