Uruguay national team head coach Diego Alonso says every country in Group H has a fair chance of qualifying.
Alonso maintains that Uruguay, Portugal, Ghana and South Korea are all on even terms and there is no clear cut favorites from the Group.
“It’s an even group in which I think all four teams have chances and are strong. We’re very excited about what might happen. We’ll be aiming to win all of our matches but it’s difficult to anticipate what might happen,” Alonso told Uruguayan journalists.
“We’ve been drawn alongside South Korea, Portugal and Ghana. We’ll go into those games with an optimistic mindset and with great respect for our opponents, while also trusting what we have.”
“I never looked at [the Uruguay managerial post] as taking a hot potato. I always saw it as a great opportunity. I’m an optimist by nature, everything I’d hoped for is what eventuated.”
“The group has received [me] in the best way possible and that is because the Uruguayan players have a great identification with the national team and there is nothing more important than that, the Celeste is a priority and they make you feel it at all times. That makes everything easier.”
“I feel that this is going to be an atypical World Cup. The players will be less tired but also in good condition because of matches under their belts with their teams.” He added.
The biggest match in the group will be Ghana vs Uruguay as the African giants seeks revenge over the South Americans.