Tata Martino was once again absent from training with the Mexican national team ahead of the World Cup

Tata Martino was once again absent from training with the Mexican national team ahead of the World Cup

Tata Martino, again absent during Mexico’s training session before the match against Peru (Photo: Kirby Lee/REUTERS)

started last Close FIFA prior to worldone where all ranked teams have finished profiling their final roster picks with the 26 names that will make it to Qatar; however, from Mexico the criticism towards the figure of his coach did not stop, Gerard Martinodue to the presence of certain names in the call.

As if that were not enough, this Friday it turned out that the Tata Martino was not present at the last training session of the Mexican national team to face Peru this September 24, something that has sparked controversy in the networks because it is one of the last moments of preparation that the Argentine coach will have to have to be able to define his final list.

According to different reports of the concentration of the Aztec group, the team were again put in charge of their coaching staffwho led the open house practice that took place in Pasadena, more precisely on the ground of the Rose Bowl and California, before their trip to Atlanta, where the friendly match will be played.

The practice was also marked by the “absence” of Raul Jimenezbecause although he was present and dressed in shorts, he did not carry out any activity on par with his teammates due to pubalgia which took him a foot away from the World Cup.

Remember that this is not the first time that the technical staff of Martino supports the team, because even in the last part of the World Cup qualifying round, the strategist could not go to matches outside Mexico due to eye surgery.

According to Alejandro Gómez, of newspaper like, Tata didn’t want an open practice and his wish was for it to be in the city of Los Angeles, so he didn’t go out on the field with the rest of the players. Because about a thousand fans attended the stadium, who paid $10 to enter, the practice could not be changed.

Similarly, the afternoon session in Pasadena only served to physical preparation and recreationsince no tactical questions were discussed and it was limited to physical exercises, inter-squad warm-ups and no defined position.

On the other hand, and a few minutes before training, at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, the Argentina national team He finished playing against Honduras, a Concacaf team he beat 3-0 with a brace from Messi and another goal from Lautaro Martínez, for which they went 34 consecutive games unbeaten.

In addition to the 3-0 of Argentina against Honduras, both Poland as Saudi Arabia they had preparation matches towards the World Cupwho are now waiting for what Mexico will do against Peru this Saturday, September 24.

On the one hand and within the UEFA Nations League, Poland again showed a sad face in the tactical system and lost 2-0 against the Netherlands, in a match where Robert Lewandowsky’s team dominated direct play with long shots and counterattacks.

on the side of Saudi Arabiathe Asia side have drawn 0-0 with Ecuador and have accumulated one victory in their last six games, winning against Australia in March as part of their World Cup qualifier.

Mexico national team training before facing Peru and Colombia two months before the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Photo: @miseleccionmx
Mexico national team training before facing Peru and Colombia two months before the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Photo: @miseleccionmx

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