Inter midfielder Arturo Vidal is disappointed to have dropped points in Chile’s World Cup qualifying draw against Ecuador, but glad to have gotten a result as his country look to achieve qualification for the 2022 tournament.
Speaking after the match, as reported by FCInterNews, the 34-year-old gave his thoughts on his national team’s qualification process as they look to qualify through the CONMEBOL process having missed out on the last edition of the tournament.
So far Chile’s international break has seen them lose to Brazil before playing out a goalless draw with Ecuador, leaving them eighth in the standings for qualification and several points back from a qualifying place at the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar.
However, Vidal does not see the result away to Ecuador as a bad point, and is glad that the team fought for the result even if it was not the desired three points.
“It would have been better to take three points,” he said, “but I think the draw is very important for us given the difficulties we had with the trip and the few days of rest we had.”
He concluded, “It’s time that we rest and think about the game against Colombia, we hope that we can get a good result.”