Atlético de Madrid defender José María Giménez considered this Friday that “the greatest strength” of the team led by Óscar Washington Tabárez before the quarterfinals of the Copa América against Colombia is to wear “the Uruguay shirt on his chest.” “I think the greatest strength is knowing that we have the Uruguay shirt on our chest and that all together, from humility, sacrifice, knowing what we want, we can do things well,” said the Uruguayan player at a virtual press conference offered by the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol).
On the eve of the clash between Uruguay and Colombia for the quarterfinals of the continental competition, Giménez indicated that La Celeste “is a team that competes and will compete as much as it has to play.” Regarding some criticism received by the team led by Tabárez, the defender pointed out that Uruguay “was always good” and that he has had “humility to correct those mistakes” after falling to Argentina and signing a draw with Chile in the first phase of the tournament. .
“I think we arrived well. We have corrected a lot what we have done wrong and we continue promoting what we have done well and that makes us a regular team and that we are ready to compete,” commented Giménez.
Regarding his rival in the quarterfinals, the Atlético de Madrid defender pointed out that he has “very strong, very powerful players, sprinters” and that the challenge is to “take into consideration what their virtues are to try to overshadow them.”
Uruguay and Colombia will face this Saturday, at 7:00 p.m. (22:00 GMT / 00:00 CET), at the Mané Garrincha stadium, in Brasilia, for a place in the semifinals of the Copa América against the winner of the duel between Argentina and Ecuador.