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Russia: Chile captain Bravo warns team of complacency ahead of final01:45

Russia: Chile captain Bravo warns team of complacency ahead of final

Russian Federation, St. Petersburg
June 30, 2017 at 16:32 GMT -00:00 · Published

Chilean national team captain Claudio Bravo warned his team against complacency at a press conference in St Petersburg, Friday, ahead of the Confederations Cup final against Germany on July 2.

Flanked by his teammate Alexis Sanchez, Bravo expressed confidence in the team’s ability to attain glory, but told his teammates to refrain from popping the Champagne bottles prematurely. In addition, Bravo rallied his troops, saying "the only way to achieve things is to be a good team."

Sanchez reiterated some of Bravo’s words, saying the team should give their best, even if they don’t feel like it. "To be Chilean means to fight, and fight. I have been doing this for many years, and it is difficult to be among the best."

"Some days I wake up and think 'ugh, I have to play today and I didn't sleep well,' but I have to grab a coffee, lift my head and go ahead," the Arsenal star added.

The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup wraps up on July 2 with the final between World Champions Germany and Copa America winners Chile at St. Petersburg Stadium.

Russia: Chile captain Bravo warns team of complacency ahead of final01:45
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Chilean national team captain Claudio Bravo warned his team against complacency at a press conference in St Petersburg, Friday, ahead of the Confederations Cup final against Germany on July 2.

Flanked by his teammate Alexis Sanchez, Bravo expressed confidence in the team’s ability to attain glory, but told his teammates to refrain from popping the Champagne bottles prematurely. In addition, Bravo rallied his troops, saying "the only way to achieve things is to be a good team."

Sanchez reiterated some of Bravo’s words, saying the team should give their best, even if they don’t feel like it. "To be Chilean means to fight, and fight. I have been doing this for many years, and it is difficult to be among the best."

"Some days I wake up and think 'ugh, I have to play today and I didn't sleep well,' but I have to grab a coffee, lift my head and go ahead," the Arsenal star added.

The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup wraps up on July 2 with the final between World Champions Germany and Copa America winners Chile at St. Petersburg Stadium.

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