17:09 | Buenos Aires (Argentina), Mar. 13.
Peru's top striker Paolo Guerrero is confident the national soccer team will play as equals against its opponents and that the squad will make it to the round of sixteen at the 2018 World Cup.
"If the team
remains focused on the [first] three matches, I believe we can make it to the round of sixteen," Guerrero told State-run channel TV Peru.
He also noted there is no favoritism in soccer nowadays. Thus, the forward believes the red-white has chances to move to the next phase.
As is known, Peru will make its debut
at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
against Denmark on June 16. Afterwards
, the Inca squad will face France (June 21). Later, it will play Australia (June 26).
In this sense, Guerrero affirmed the first match —against Denmark— will be highly important to Peruvian players.
"I believe the game might be favorable [to us], as long as the national team remains focused," he expressed.