Mexico returned to training with long faces

The Mexican team returned to training this Sunday after the defeat on Saturday against Argentina (0-2) that left them on the ropes to be in the round of 16 for the ninth consecutive participation, something that some players who appeared with long faces in the fifteen minutes open for the press at the Al Khor stadium.

Far away are the jokes and talks on the pitch that demonstrated the good atmosphere that they lived in the concentration, closed to avoid doubts from the environment, of the Mexican team. These went off and he saw Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino solitary, pensive, as at the start of the World Cup; aware of all the criticism surrounding his figure.

A training session in which Andrés Guardado, who against Argentina lasted 42 minutes on the pitch in what was his fifth World Cup due to apparent muscular discomfort, did the visible part at the same pace as his teammates.

This was the atmosphere in a concentration that knows the major challenge that lies ahead. Only a combination of winning results and Argentina losing to Poland, puts them in the round of 16 of the World Cup in Qatar without depending on wins that right now seem like a chimera by adding 384 minutes without seeing a goal in this tournament, the longest streak of his story.

After the game against Argentina, the technical director of the Mexican National Team, the Argentine Gerardo “Tata” Martino, said that the chances of qualifying are slim but exist after a game that got away due to a genius by Lionel Messi.

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“I think that in the 60th minute it was Argentina’s goal and we thought that the wear on the forwards would be great and we would have to change them. With those of Vega and Chuky Lozano who requested it, we returned to our system. We clearly missed the first goal and Messi hurt you in five minutes even though he didn’t do anything before, “Martino stressed.

After the defeat, Mexico is last in Group C and is on the verge of elimination with the match against Saudi Arabia remaining.

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