Carlos Ochoa has gotten a bit of a new lease on life. He was one of the surprising call-ups by Sven Goran Eriksson when the Swede took over El Tri, and his move to Chivas now puts him on a high-profile club.
Maybe now that he's more involved in the Mexican soccer landscape he feels the need to talk more. He didn't really hold anything back Monday when asked about his thoughts on the US-Mexico rivalry.
Ochoa said Monday that Mexico is superior on all levels.
"With all due respect, the United States' players are physically strong, they've worked for a long time but the Mexican soccer player and Mexican soccer is superior than theirs, with all due respect. We have a better level. We know more about soccer. The only advantage they could possibly have is the work they put in."
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Ochoa is with the Mexican national team for three days and will have a chance of playing against both Sweden (on Jan. 28) and the United States in Ohio. Should Ochoa and the rest of his Tri teammates face subfreezing temperatures in Columbus on Feb. 11, he said their valiant nature would supersede any sort of weather conditions.
"Us Mexicans are very brave. We've brave and that's going to show on the field. It's going to be cold for them and for us but we're going to be fine. We're going to win."