Although Ecuador already reached the round of 16 of the World Cup in 2006, now they want to think big. A change in mentality due, above all, to the success of Independiente del Valle, a training club with a prodigious rise. Against the Netherlands, the ‘Tri’ can even see the round of 16 again. Eurosport reviews the importance of the club in the Ecuadorian national team. “When I arrived, he told me: ‘Miguel, we need help. I think we can do things much better.’ I wanted Independiente del Valle to become one of the world’s best training centres, ” tells us the Spanish coach, Miguel Ángel Ramírez, head of training from 2018 to 2019, then coach of the first team from 2019 to 2020.