The Mexican team lost (1-2) to Sweden in the last preparation game before the start of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The defeat has aroused criticism from Aztec fans, however, technical director Gerardo Martino stressed that shows optimism, despite the result.
The ‘Tri’ strategist rescued the group union a few days after the start of the international competition. “Beyond a defeat, you enter the locker room and see everyone very involved. From the doors to the inside there is a scenario that obviously does not exist outside. In Qatar we are going to compete very well”he declared at a press conference.
“Right now there is nothing else on my mind other than the World Cup. I understand that what happens in the fair will be something decisive, getting into a fifth game sometimes does not make you deserve continuity ”, added the Argentine strategist.
Along the same lines, he referred to the fans’ doubts regarding the team’s performance. “When they asked me a year ago, after the finals they lost to the United States, when things get to that place, it’s going to be difficult to recover, unless you win every game. Otherwise, you can’t. Neither what I say, nor what the players make an effort, the only way is to solve it with results in the World Cup”he explained.
On the other hand, he analyzed his rival in the debut in Qatar “Before Poland we will have to put a lot of pressure after the loss, so that the rival doesn’t have a chance. Afterwards, be much more secure in the construction of the game”he mentioned.
What is Mexico’s fixture in the World Cup?
The ‘Tri’ will play against Poland on Tuesday, November 22. After four days, they will clash against the Argentine team and will close their participation in group C against Saudi Arabia on Wednesday the 30th.
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