Saturday, February 4, 2023

Martino hints Mexico will make offensive changes

DOHA ( Associated Press) – Mexico urgently needs to score goals to avoid being knocked out at the World Cup in Qatar, it is well known. The tricky part is figuring out how he’s going to do it.

Without going into details, Argentina coach Gerardo Martino indicated on Tuesday that he would change his tactical approach to face Saudi Arabia, the game that will define their stay at the World Cup.

In a stint that began in 2019, Martino has rarely abandoned his 4-3-3 scheme, but he modified it with a 5-3-2 against Argentina and the urgency of scoring many goals has cost the Arabs Attitudes against could have changed.

“Whatever we see tomorrow, it is clear that it will be due to the need of the game,” said Martino, who noted that the change would have to do with “the people attacking”.

Against Argentina, “Tata” Martino dispensed with the nominal forward center. Alexis Vega and Hirving Lozano were the only attacking cards, but they didn’t get many opportunities to use their pace on counters.

It was also clear against Poland and Argentina that more arrivals were needed with the internal midfielders.

“We should have disclosed better or disclosed more”, Martino acknowledged. “We also need midfielders to be more involved and to get into the area or full-backs to do that, to be more advanced in the area and for us to do more finishing with more people in the area.” the wanted.”

One option that Martinho hasn’t tried in his search for more threat is to use a false nine behind his center forward. Or even play with two wingers and a midfielder behind them.

“In any case something would not have been trained, it could not be seen in an official or friendly match as was trained in the case of Argentina (row of five), what we do tomorrow we have prepared, added the strategist.

The coach said that he has analyzed many possibilities and although he has not used them in his nearly four years in office, it does not mean that he will go out and improve.

Martino said, “What’s not on my mind is putting together plans where the players don’t feel like they have the weapons to execute them.”

However, Martino will look to define his starting XI on Tuesday night in his last practice. The titular forward is expected to return to the center field and include a more up-and-coming midfielder. That probably means using a pair of retrievers to give it balance.

“He needs to think about what he’s going to do and modify his approach. Or if he decides to continue with his 4-3-3, he needs to get more offensive players or players in the center.” Going forward will have to keep up with more arrivals,” Miguel Herrera, an analyst at Telemundo Networks, told The Associated Press.

“Alexis (Vega) and (Hirving) Lozano put in good crosses into the box, but suddenly Henry Martin found himself alone. More midfielders are needed to step into the area, as goals are needed”, Brazil 2014 I added TRAI coach.

At the back, Kevin Alvarez is likely to return as right-back as he has had more arrivals than Jorge Sanchez, while Jesús Gallardo, Héctor Moreno and César Montes will repeat alongside goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.

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