Fernando Santos' European champions were moments away from opening their campaign with a win, only for Hector Moreno to snatch a 91st-minute leveller.
Ochoa made a great diving save in the 85th to keep young Portugal forward Andre Silva from scoring with a header.
"There's nothing better than when it all depends on you", he said.
"They have players with quality in all positions, but I believe their style will stay the same. We have four points and we have to congratulate the team".
However, goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic has sought to rally his team-mates and insists any negativity in the camp will not be tolerated.
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"We know we didn't play well", he said. "No one in this team is negative and never has been".
"You need to always be positive. you want to be here".
The New Zealand coach could allow El Tri plenty of possession, sucking them in and attempting to hit them on the counter attack, or he could urge his team into a higher pressing mode, risking gaps at the back.
Shprygin, who was twice deported from France past year during Euro 2016, said he had been notified by organisers that his fan-ID, needed to attend matches, had been cancelled.
The weakened starting lineup showed how lightly Mexico considered the threat posed by New Zealand.
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- Five of the six meetings between the two have come since the beginning of 2010, with Mexico winning all five.
At the local level, the Portugal vs. Mexico match was rated the #1 program in the time period among adults aged 18-49 in Atlanta, Orlando, Sacramento, New York, Dallas, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Phoenix and San Francisco, regardless of language.
Smolov's ability gives the hosts a puncher's chance as Portugal conceded twice in their last game.
Ronaldo himself has yet to comment on the latest developments and his actions at the Confederations Cup suggest he does not plan to open up on his plans for the future any time soon.
Mexico took control of the game and Oribe Peralta grabbed the victor from close range after 72 minutes when he swept home another incisive cross from man of the match Aquino.
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Patiala would also got Rs 7 crore for the revival of Heritage Festivals, which was discontinued by the previous government. They are also making efforts to promote the English language in the government schools and colleges across the state.
All Whites "keeper Stefan Marinovic was excellent against Russian Federation - in particular pulling off one stunning double save - and he will need to be at his best against Mexico's front line, led by top scorer Javier 'Chicharito" Hernandez.