Hugo Sanchez, the home favourite who didn't quite shine at Mexico '86

Mexico was hit by a terrible earthquake just months before the tournament began. How much did that motivate the team to do well?
We weren’t affected by it personally but we saw it as our job to bring a little happiness to all those people who had suffered so much. As a team we made something positive out of it and helped speed up the recovery process. It inspired us to go out and get good results, the fans got behind us and we improved on our performance at Mexico 1970.

What are your memories of the tournament? Was there added pressure to do well on home soil?
Playing at home was an advantage because we were one of the seeded teams and that helped us go further. The fans were also a factor. They motivated us and I think we acquitted ourselves well.

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