DOHA ( Associated Press) – Mexico coach Gerardo Martino has avoided talking about his feelings these months ahead of a World Cup match against his homeland Argentina.
His response was blunt: although he was born in Argentina, he attributes it to Mexico.
“Tata” will face the country that saw him born a second time after leading El Tri, and he has nothing to do but walk out with his fists, even if it means sending Argentina to the mercy of the coup. Have to give
“If you were in my place, what would you do?” Martino responded to an Argentine journalist who questioned his loyalty. “Mexico has to win, there is no other consequence. I know where I was born, the name of the sanatorium, the year and the characteristics of my city in Argentina, but I have to do the impossible for Mexico to win, I can do nothing else.” can do.
After the first round of matches in Group C, Saudi Arabia is leading with three points, while the Mexicans and Poles follow with one each and Argentina close with an empty coffers.
“When the match was scheduled and we played against Argentina, we never imagined a scenario like yesterday, but we work for Mexico and we want the best for Mexico,” said the 60-year-old coach. Huh.”
Martino, who led his country’s national team between 2014 and 2016, accepted the position of Mexico coach in January 2019. In September of the same year they faced Albiceleste and won 4–0 in a friendly match held in San Antonio, USA.
“Argentina is waiting and going into space and we faced that in 2019, but it is mutating and feeling more comfortable playing matches in the final stages,” he added. “We will try to play with our view (of possession), but against a powerful opponent we have to think that there will be times when that will not happen.”
All of these ingredients mean that a match between the two can be considered a direct elimination.
“When it comes to football, I put it in football terms… I am not unaware of the importance of the match, I am not unaware that the future of both depends on what happens tomorrow. is, and we will try to win.” ,” he remarked.