The Uruguayan team departed from Carrasco International Airport headed to Phoenix where on Sunday they will debut against Mexico.
Midfielder Carlos Sanchez spoke about the importance of playing well in the tournament. "I'm happy to be here. We must be protagonists. The aim is that. We have to fight for the title, reaching as high as possible," he said
He also stressed: "It is a difficult group, but we will do the best. We have a team that can go far."
Goalkeeper Fernando Muslera reflected on what could be a 16th title for his team. "The illusion is always there and the desire to continue making history as well. Many from this group has won the Copa America but there are several here for the first time and who also want to be champions. Hopefully we win," he said.
Source: Ovación Digital