Jaime Lozano has Guillermo Ochoa, his starting goalkeeper, who, except for a rare absence of the game or injury, will leave his place for generations to follow him; Even in the past days, Paco Memo warned that he will not step aside just to give space to young people: If they want their place, they have to take it from them in the field, a thought that is self-supported Mexican strategist.
Jimmy’s support for Ochoa is such that he compares it to the longevity achieved by Rafael Márquez, one of the historic Mexican players of recent years.
“Memo has made and continues to make history, that’s the issue, like Rafael Márquez, there are good center backs, but like Márquez there is one. That’s the thing, Memo is in a good league, at a good level, here is (Luis Ángel) Malagón, Pepe Toño (José Antonio Rodríguez); (Carlos) Acevedo is injured, (Alfredo) Talavera is fine, (Rodolfo) Cota is staying, but Memo is doing well thing. He is like (Héctor) Herrera, not only in the field, but what he does in the group; In the process there will be more competition, Memo, you have to maintain and continue so as not to be overtaken by those who come,” said helmsman in the preview of the friendly against Uzbekistan.
Guillermo Ochoa has reached 38 years old and does not see who can stand up to him; above all, towards the 2026 World Cup, Tri’s medium-term goal after the failure of Qatar 2022; If he reaches the highest level, Paco Memo will reach his sixth competition.
In that sense, Jaime Lozano also defended Héctor Herrera, who he used as one of the stars of the draw against Australia, a match that became complicated at dawn.
“Héctor assimilates the leadership, he enjoys the concentration very much, he stays to talk to the players, to explain what he experienced, what he did well and what he could do better. Know I know that he is a person who appreciates what he has achieved in his career, he is one of those who gave us gold medals, many world championships and he has hope and desire to be here, which inspires me to be with . him,” he concluded.
The Mexican National Team has its next preparation match on Tuesday, September 12, where Uzbekistan will be its opponent at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta.