Mexico and Manchester United striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez says that God has given Mexico another chance, after his nation were defeated last night against Costa Rica but still managed to qualify for the World Cup playoff due to the United States defeating Panama.
In an interview with ESPN, here’s what Chicharito said post-game:
“This was not the best way to win but neither was it the worst. The way I see it, God has given us another chance. You don’t have to know a lot about football to know that now we have to work really hard. There are a lot of things we aren’t doing and we have to take pride in our play.
“We have to go back and work hard with our clubs to see how we can grow and improve to take Mexico to the World Cup whether we are included on the recall or not.”
Instead of thanking God, Mexican commentator Christian Martinoli thanked the United States for saving Mexico, by announcing “[United States], we love you forever and ever” during his commentary of the World Cup qualifiers last night. Watch that video here.
Here are today’s world soccer news headlines:
- God has given us another chance in World Cup, says Chicharito — ESPN FC
- Qatar 2022 compensation claims and the problem with quotas — The Independent
- World Cup 2014: Brazil’s stadiums – interactive — The Guardian
- Michael Carrick the king of control takes possession for England and shows his worth — Telegraph
- Egypt fans upset after losing 6-1 to Ghana in 2014 World Cup play-off — The Guardian
- Poland FA dismiss coach Waldemar Fornalik — BBC Sport
- England fans spark hotel scramble as searches for Brazil accommodation increase by over 400 per cent! — The Mirror
- Liverpool youngster’s grandad wins £100,000 after betting he would play for Wales — ITV
- Brazil’s biggest drug cartel promises ‘World Cup of terror’ — The Mail
- How England’s team for their first World Cup group game should look — The Guardian
- Whether you like it or not, the U.S. needs Mexico — For The Win
- Mesut Ozil set to be fit for Arsenal’s clash with Norwich — Off The Post
- Erik Lamela admits struggling to adapt following £30m transfer to Tottenham — Independent
- Ticket prices to Premier League matches and how much revenue clubs earn — The New York Times
- Wigan confirm plans to sign Park Chu-Young from Arsenal — Metro
- Wayne Rooney to ditch headband for Manchester United game against Southampton — MEN
- Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke could face Spurs — BBC Sport
- Cardiff City truce after chairman Mehmet Dalman steps in — The Mail
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