Ochoa: Portugal are ‘not just Cristiano’

Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa says the team can’t focus solely on Cristiano Ronaldo when they meet Portugal in the FIFA Confederations Cup.

El Tri face the Euro 2016 champions in their first match of the World Cup warm-up tournament at the Kazan Arena on Sunday.

There they will go up against the Real Madrid forward, along with other dangerous attackers like Bernardo Silva and Andre Silva, who were recently bought by Manchester City and AC Milan respectively.

"It's Portugal, not just Cristiano," Ochoa told the press. "We know what type of player he is, but aside from him there are other quality players that we have to stop.

"We focus on our football and on what we want to do on the field … on what the [coach Juan Carlos Osorio] is looking for us to do and what we are strong at, as well as what we have to improve.

"We have confidence in our team and in what Mexico can do and we are sure that we can compete with any other national team. Those that are here are here to compete and to look to try to get to the final, which is Mexico's objective."

The Mexicans are in Group A alongside Portugal, New Zealand, and Russia. The two teams to progress will face the winners of Group B, which includes Germany, Chile, Australia, and Cameroon.