He told Panamericana Television: "We were focused on the game and then in the final five minutes the Colombians approached us". Their captain and all-time leading goalscorer Paolo Guerrero.
They will face New Zealand in a two-legged tie, the victor of which will earn a spot at the World Cup.
Argentina qualified for the World Cup courtesy Lionel Messi's hat-trick against Ecuador.
Peru equalised in the match through national hero Pablo Guerrero in the 76 minute, presenting both sides with a favourable tied scoreline.
"Peru are very good, they are highly ranked and they got a great result against Argentina in qualification, but I feel, out of all of them, we can take confidence out of having to play them".
Former Newcastle winger Nolberto Solano said: "We needed to win, them too".
The first leg will be played in Wellington on either November 10 or 11, with the date to be set in stone by Federation Internationale de Football Association in the coming days.
New Zealand Football CEO Andy Martin says both sides want to ensure they get as much recovery and preparation time as possible.
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"I believe in this team - they're together, believe, working well and we're now reaching that final point, the best squad we've ever had".
Peru ended up with a goal difference of +1 and Chile -1 as Ricardo Gareca's team march on.
"There is moderation because the World Cup is going to be much more hard and we must build on what was done in Brazil".
In 2009, the Westpac Stadium faithful played their role in the 1-0 win over Bahrain that earned the All Whites a trip to South Africa.
In a helter-skelter final round of South American qualifying, Los Incas' 1-1 draw with Colombia was enough to see them finish fifth, at the expense of Chile.