Inter midfielder Arturo Vidal is hoping that he can make history with Chile by helping guide them to the 2022 World Cup during the two decisive qualifying matches over the international break.

Speaking to the press, as reported by FCInterNews, the 34-year-old emphasized the motivation to get the results needed for La Roja to make it to the World Cup finals in Qatar.

Vidal has long been an important player for Chile, having played a key role in winning the Copa America twice as well as reaching the knockout stages of the World Cup in 2010 and 2014.

Chile were unable to qualify for the last edition of the World Cup through the difficult CONMEBOL qualifying process, but they have a chance to make it this time around.

The Chileans’ qualifying process has not been straightforward, but should they win their two matches over the international break then they will take a big step towards qualification.

“I’m here to make history,” Vidal said. “I’m very motivated, I hope it goes very well for us. I haven’t talked to any of my teammates, just Alexis, but we’ll talk about what we have to face.”

He added that “These are two very tough games, a big challenge. We want to make history with the national team and we’ll prepare for it at our best.”