Peruvian winger Juan Manuel Vargas insists that his team has nothing to fear from Alexis Sanchez and his partner Eduardo Vargas when they take on Chile in the semi-finals of the Copa America next week.
Peru scored a comprehensive 3-1 win over Bolivia in the quarter-finals and will be faced against Chile, who has been the best attacking side in the tournament this season. The Chileans have scored 11 goals in four games thus far and with the attacking talent at their disposal, the number is likely to get bigger as the tournament culminates to a close.
Sanchez has been in brilliant form this season at Arsenal, scoring more than 20 goals and accumulating a series of assists, which led Arsenal to their first third place finish in over three years. The Gunners also won the FA Cup for the second year in succession and Sanchez will be hoping that he can win silverware with his nation, emulating Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker, who won the World Cup after winning the FA Cup with Arsenal last season.
However, Vargas insists that he will do everything in his power to make the task harder, as he can use their strengths and weaknesses against them.
"Against them we have to play our own game. I've already played against Alexis and Vargas and they are not anything special," the Fiorentina man told reporters.
"We still have three days to go, so let's think about ourselves and correct our mistakes.
Striker Paolo Guerrero, who scored a hat-trick against Bolivia reiterated Vargas' optimism, stating that Peru has been playing well and it will be difficult for anyone to faze them out.
"We have been playing well. We're doing what the coach is asking us.
"I think against Chile it is going to be more or less the same, but we have to be even more concentrated because we cannot give Chile chances as they are playing well and are at home.
"But we will look to play the toe-to-toe and try to take advantage of their mistakes. It will be a tough game, we have to focused in all lines to be safe and later hit them with speed."