Inter midfielder Arturo Vidal knows that there is no margin for error for the Chilean national team as they face Venezuela in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday.
Speaking in a press conference ahead of the match, as reported by FCInterNews, the 34-year-old need to get a win against Thursday’s opponents in order to keep themselves in the hunt for a qualifying place at the 2022 World Cup.
Chile sit third from bottom of the CONMEBOL qualifying group, but a win against Paraguay in their last qualifier breathed life into their qualifying campaign.
Vidal and his teammates will be confident heading into the Venezuela clash because of the victory, but he also acknowledges that Venezuela will be tough opposition despite being last in the table.
The Inter midfielder knows what’s at stake for the Roja in Thursday night’s match and he expects the team to give everything to try and get the result that they need.
“We know that we are playing for our lives,” he reflected, “we will try to do try our best and continue to build on what we accomplished against Paraguay.”
He went on, “We have seen the game our opponents had against Ecuador, they arrive with confidence after having achieved a good result. They have the ambition to go to the World Cup, but we also back ourselves.”