‘Chile can prove they’re best in the world,’ says Arturo Vidal ahead of Confed Cup final against Germany
Midfielder Arturo Vidal says Chile can prove they are the world’s best team, and throw down a marker for next year’s World Cup, by beating Germany in Sunday’s Confederations Cup final. Copa America champions Chile take on World Cup holders Germany in St Petersburg with the teams having already drawn 1-1 in the group stages.
Alexis Sanchez’s early strike for Chile was cancelled out by Lars Stindl when the teams met in Kazan ten days ago. Chile are looking for their third international trophy in three years after winning both the 2015 and 2016 Copa America titles — beating Argentina in the final on penalties on both occasions.
Having knocked Euro 2016 winners Portugal out of the Confed Cup in Wednesday’s semi-final, Vidal says beating Germany’s young guns will prove Chile are the best. “We have proven our value, we have beaten Argentina and Portugal, the European champions,” said Vidal.
“If we win on Sunday, we will prove we are the best team in the world. We have reached this final with our spirit and attitude — this is a waiting room for the World Cup — and if we win on Sunday, that will show where we are. We still have to …read more