In the latest Mexico news, Miguel Layun has revealed Sunday’s win over Germany has only made them hungrier for World Cup glory.
Die Mannschaft headed into the tournament ranked number one in the world but were extremely ponderous in Moscow and were made to pay by a brilliant performance from El Tri.
The North Americans set the tone from the off, dominating the Germans on the break and spurned a number of chances before Hirving Lozano scored after 35 minutes.
Juan Carlos Osorio’s men should have extended their advantage on a number of occasions but also showed their defensive prowess by holding their celebrated opposition at bay.
The result threw Group F wide open and could be crucial if the current crop of Mexican players are to make history.
El Tri have made the last 16 at each of the last six World Cups but have failed to make it further on any of those occasions.
In fact, their only quarter-final outings came in 1970 and 1986 when they were the tournament hosts.
Mexico will now turn their attention to Saturday’s game against South Korea, a fixture they are 4/7 to win with bet365.
Layun excelled on the right wing on Sunday, demonstrating his versatility having featured as a left-wing-back in 2014.
The 29-year-old concedes that victory in Moscow has sent confidence sky high, while also further stoking their desire to go further than in the past.
“We had goose bumps!” said the Sevilla man. “I want to say thank you to all our fans, their messages mean a lot to us.
“Yesterday we took a big step forward, but hopefully it will only help us know that we can face all rivals on an equal footing. It was an historic triumph but in the end we want more than that.”