Chile have time to correct errors: Coach Sampaoli

Santiago, June 16 (IANS) Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli said his team made some errors in their 3-3 Copa America draw against Mexico, but is confident those mistakes can be fixed quickly.

“The truth is they were isolated instances, the kind we have to fix,” he said in his news conference after the draw in the Estadio Nacional stadium on Monday.

“The team put forth an enormous effort and went through situations that were unfavourable. The match might have been finished off if the two legitimate goals Chile scored had been counted.

It wasn’t meant to be, and time will give us an opportunity to correct the errors,” he added.

Sampaoli also enjoyed the performances of striking duo Eduardo Vargas and Alexis Sanchez, with Vargas scoring Chile’s second goal.

“The pairing of Vargas with Alexis looked very good to me, especially in the second half when they played more freely and more centrally without obligation on the wings,” Sampaoli said.

“Hopefully the minutes Eduardo keeps getting serves to help him find the level we’re hoping for from him.”

Chile close their Group A fixtures on Friday against Bolivia, who also have four points from the opening pair of matches after drawing with Mexico and beating Ecuador.

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