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Ching insists USA players won't take Mexico lightly

With the USA facing an ever increasing injury-hit Mexico in less than two weeks, the first CONCACAF hexagonal World Cup qualifier in Columbus is generating a continual theme of question for the players and manager. Will the USA be too over confident for this game?

Responding to the over-confidence question posed by The Touchline, US striker Brian Ching made it clear where they stood.

He said: "There's no chance that we'll ever be overconfident. They could have 11 other starters injured and we still wouldn't be overconfident just because of the gravity of the game. It's the first World Cup qualifier from this round, it's in America and we want to start on right. Regardless of who we play we're going to come out with the same attitude and I think Bob's done a good job of drilling that into us ever since he got here.

"He wants us to be ready for every game regardless of our opponent and not take games lightly. A good example would probably be the Barbados game. I think he got a little frustrated with us that we didn't keep our shape towards the end of the game. He kind of harped on us. They have a few injured players but they have a deep roster just like we do."

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