Gerardo Martino has arrived to cheer on the Mexican team for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, with the Argentine strategist already imposing his style on the Aztec team.
“Tata” made its debut for El Tri in early 2019, soon to beat Jamaica 3-1 to win the Gold Cup and its first national title. He lost in three Copa America finals with these teams, before winning the championship with Argentina and Paraguay.
During his tenure, the Argentine coach led the team to a total of 27 games, where he scored 21 wins, three draws and three defeats. Its efficiency is 81.4%.
Those falls were against Argentina (Mexico 0-4 Argentina | friendly | September 2019), (Wales 1-0 Mexico | friendly | March 2021) and the most painful of all (USA 3-2 Mexico | Nations League final | June 2021).
“Tata”‘s favorite headquartered in Mexico 4-3-3 is ready to get two wide open ends and a center forward from behind and define the opportunities they create.
Gerardo Martino also has his favorite player, which, according to Aztec media reports, is one of the most used in his operation led by Jesse Gallardo, the Monterrey side.
To go further, we consulted with Mexican journalists. What is the Mexican team playing with “Tata” Martino? In terms of structure and possible alignment, what do you expect against Honduras?
George Laura Parades, Channel 6 Multimedia Sports
“This is a team that naturally tries to impose conditions on the position of the ball, which is one of the virtues of this team. They try to start well off the defensive zone. This is important.” Fix it with “Chuckie” Lozano, but it’s not their normal condition. “
“He needs to make a lot of progress ahead, find that guy in the attack that Raoul used, and he’s definitely going to play with his regular 4-3-3 against Honduras. It’s a friendly, but Mexico is expected to win and improve a lot in its performance, although it’s not the most important game. “
Marcelino Fernandez del Castillo, ESPN
“It’s very easy for Gerardo” Tata “Martino, he has to fix the features that he lost in the Nations League for the Gold Cup, and I especially mention the stopped ball against Honduras, which is a very strong team in the game. . “
“The team that goes to the Gold Cup and the team that goes to the Olympics in Tokyo 2021 are defined, so these matches are very important to define each team. Therefore, the fight against the Katracha team should be taken seriously and this will allow you to adjust and define both teams for the summer matches.”
Lindsay Cassinelli, Dutton
“I believe it’s a game that, despite the accidents, it’s important for Mexico to rebuild the path after their appearance against Honduras.
“The loss to Honduras in preparation for the Gold Cup will be a blow to Mexico and” Tata “Martino. The coach has spent his worst” five minutes “since coming to the Aztec team in two situations, one is the issue of states and strikers against United. Alan Pulito and Henry Martin did not respond. “
ENRIQUE BORJAS, TUDN
“The interest in this type of sport is very strong, it is an important competition and it motivates us to watch these matches in the end. No one in Mexico wants to lose against Honduras because it is a very complicated situation in the face of what is coming now.”
“The most important thing is the qualifying rounds to go to the World Cup, but you have to have a good balance in the preparation as well. Honduras is regaining its appetite to win and have to show it on the court.”