Mexican national team: Tata Martino: ‘Ral is number nine in the national team, we have four players and not all of them can go’
gbe mistaken Martino spoke ahead of the FIFA date in which the The Mexican team faces Peru and Colombia in order to choose the players who will be in the final list for the World Cup, but the focus will be on attackers, who will fight for the last places.
During a press conference, Martino pointed out that Ral Jimnez is number nine in the Mexican team and Henry Martin, Rogelio Funes Mori and Santi Gimnez They are in the race, but all four cannot go to Qatar 2022.
“Well, what’s happening is that today we have an inequality of opportunity, there are two who must play and two who are not. The nine of the selection is, from the first day Ral, he has an injury which does not allow him to have continuity at Wolverhampton and in the national team, In any case, what satisfies me is that we are not faced with shortage problems, but we have to define the situation between four football players, it is clear that the four are not going to go, but as long as the four give reasons to the coach so that the final decision It is more and more complicated, I see it with great pleasure. If there are four players who give plenty of reasons to be controversial which is left out as always happens. I prefer that the problem is abundance and not scarcity.”
We must define the situation between four footballers, it is clear that the four are not going to leave, but as long as the four give reasons to the coach so that the final decision is more and more complicated, I see it with pleasure
In this same sense, Martino pointed out that the players chosen will be those who buy into the idea of the game, but that does not close the door to anyone. In addition, I highlight the case of Santi Gimnez who won a seat.
“We will try to choose the 26 that are closest to a football idea and that they can give us an answer in the World Cup. When we opened the game to incorporate players you had us on the radar, we would put ourselves in trouble, but we wouldn’t do our job. If, for example, two years ago at this game we had not summoned Santi Gimnez in the selection. I mean, today I won’t have the problem, He would have three players if he had never called him because he was not a starter with Cruz Azul. The fact that Santi is here now and that they transferred him to Feyernoord, is largely due to what he did in the national team and Cruz Azul, when Aguirre arrives at Cruz Azul it is established that Santi is the striker, it is obviously because of what he has done in the national team, a debate is generated, what more would you want that all the players can be in the selection as Emilio Laura, but that does not indicate that he can go to the world cup, he could be left out, it ends up being contradictory, because we come into this problem, but it is to consider the players who could be in the selection in the future”.
If, for example, two years ago at this game we had not summoned Santi Gimnez in the selection. That is, today I will not have the problem, I will have three players
Given the long list of injured players called up, Martino detailed the situation of each and the importance of their inclusion in this list.
“Luis Romo, the Mellizo, Jorge Snchez and Ral the commitment is that they came on Sunday and returned on Sunday, Hctor Herrera we have to evaluate it, It is possible that he will be included in this list, but it was necessary that, since it was the last list, we summoned them, even though we knew they couldn’t play, except for Herrara, but it was important that they were part of the concentration”.
Finally, he stressed that no one has a safe place, but that the definitive list is now clearer.
“I haven’t spoken to any of them in particular about their presence for the World Cup. and if there are many certainties and few questions. More than 60 days, probably less, for a definitive list, the logic is to have more certainties than doubts”.
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