Lerma Has High Hopes After Copa Inclusion

Lerma Has High Hopes After Copa Inclusion

Jefferson Lerma has been called into Colombia’s Copa America squad and insists he wants to make history in Brazil next month.

Ex-Iran and Portugal manager Carlos Queiroz has included Lerma, who was in his provisional 40-man party, in the final 23 for the tournament.

Colombia have only won the Copa America once in their history – as the host nation in 2001 – and Lerma is desperate to change that.

He said: “Every one of us who are here, we dream of having that title because Colombia has won very little. “Colombia has to do a very good job, go out as lions to achieve our goals and train as fit and fast as possible to make a good championship.”

Quieroz’s side face Panama in a friendly on Monday, before taking on Peru in a warm-up fixture six days later.

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