Gerardo Martino and Perpetual Doubts
In the general balance, and as it usually happens with a very huge calendar in terms of friendlies with little football value and big rewards, Gerardo Martino He has a very positive record at the helm of the national team.
In 57 matches as coach for Mexico, Rosario has scored 37 wins, 13 equal goals and only 8 losses. Before whom did these defeats occur? This is one of the arguments to prove criticism. Tri de Martino’s disasters have fallen against teams that you must, sooner or later, overcome to get past them; This team fell to Argentina (our group rival in Qatar 2022), Wales, United State Three events – Ecuador, Canada and Uruguay.
Compared to the most recent qualifications, the first thing to note is that the qualification for Qatar was carried out in a different format. This time the octagonal final was played, instead of the usual hexagonal shape, so there were two more teams.
Mexico qualified Qatar in second place in CONCACAF just behind Canada, the country that for the first time had the best attack and best defense in this qualifying stage.
In the processes leading up to the last World Cup, Mexico experienced turbulence and moments of asymmetry. On their way to Russia, the team led by Juan Carlos Osorio had no trouble in the region.
tripartite She finished first in the hexagram final, 5 points behind second place Costa Rica. Throughout the final stage of the process, Mexico did not give up the first two places, except that it was eliminated in the round of 16 against Brazil.
A different case occurred on the way to Brazil 2014, when everything lined up so that, playing the worst way and losing almost all the major matches, The Mexican team can reach the World Cup re-ranking.
On the way to Brazilian territory, Mexico did not take the top two places in the hexagonal final, and finished with 11 points, half of its counterpart in the United States. What is the result in the World Cup? Most commonly, Mexico was eliminated in the round of 16, this time against the Netherlands.
Feeling a few weeks before the World Cup in Qatar, It is little hope because, although there is a road that seems simple againat least in numbers, the fact is that neither the calls nor the performance on the field of play have the solidity necessary to excite, to make us believe that a different outcome is possible.
Things don’t seem to be at their best, to the point that a file Tata Martino Being able to renew his role as Mexican strategist, he decided not to sign until after the World Cup.
“Well, first of all, I am grateful for the trust of Gerardo (Torrado) and President Jon de Luisa. It is a topic they made known to me, and I tell them there is no possibility to distract us. The future is in five months, and I won’t go any further, there is a lot of work to be done and nothing other than the World Cup will distract us.‘, reassured Tata at a conference, asking about his renewal.
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