Ecuador has confidence in a good result against the Netherlands, according to goalkeeper Hernán Galíndez. The upcoming opponent of the Dutch national team previously won against Qatar and now wants to press ahead.
On Monday, the Netherlands and Senegal met at the World Cup. It was a slow game, but the Dutch took off with the three points. Galíndez watched the game and was not impressed. ‘Despite the victory of the Netherlands, the game was really even. There are ways to hurt them,” he said at a press conference in Qatar.
Moreover, Ecuador set a good example from the Netherlands one day after the match. Saudi Arabia won 1-2 against Argentina and that inspires. Argentina was unbeaten for 36 games, more than three years in a row. You have no guarantees. We played a 1-1 draw against them at the end of March, when we should have won. The defeat of Argentina will certainly not be the last surprise of this World Cup.’
The goalie feels supported by Ecuador’s victory in the first round of the World Cup and so he is looking forward to Friday with a good feeling. “Not everyone thought we would have three points now. Of course, it will be a tough game against the Netherlands. But they will treat us with respect. We have two games left to reach the next round.’
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Furthermore, during Tuesday’s press moment it emerged that Enner Valencia will most likely be present against the Netherlands. The striker scored both of Ecuador’s goals against Qatar, but was out with an ankle injury. However, he appeared on the training field again on Tuesday.