Just realized, do you think if Peru had Farfan, Pizarro, and Merino, would they have performed BETTER in COPA or WORSE??
Sometimes when some of your main guns are absent, it puts a large amount of pressure and motivation on the more weaker players to step it up and play better. At the same time not only is there more responsibility on their backs, but the process can be rewarding at the same time given if they perform well, some good clubs here and there can sign the lesser names off the bat.
What do you guys think, if they had their veteran strikers would they have performed worse? (maybe players expecting Farfan etc. to do more of the work).