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The Selection of Mexico wants to establish itself in the first place of the Concacaf Octagonal And for that, it must beat, this Wednesday, October 13, the always complicated El Salvador National Team at the historic Cuscatlán stadium.
To fulfill his duties and take the three points to Mexico, from a scenario that began to be hostile from day one, Gerardo Martino insisted that his team must maintain what it had done against Honduras at the Azteca stadium.
“We will try to repeat what we did against Honduras, it was a convincing performance. With Canada it was the opposite, but Sunday’s performance is what generates expectations. Regardless if we are locals or visitors “said the Argentine at a press conference.
After equalizing against Canada at home, El Tri was forced to beat Honduras and did so with good football and forcefulness to reflect a 3-0 score on the scoreboard. Now they will have to visit a local team that is strong in Playoffs.
“We have seen the qualities of El Salvador, we have faced them in the Gold Cup, the difference between facing a team in the Gold Cup to a Qualifying, is the locality and El Salvador makes it count.. It is a dynamic, aggressive team that seeks an associative game. In the knockout games we have seen them play more with long balls and not so much see them come out from below ”, added Martino.
Mexico will have Henry Martín available
El Tri arrived in El Salvador on Tuesday to start preparing for the game and the coach said that the decision to travel on the 12th was due to the fact that they prioritized the recovery of the squad to compete in optimal conditions.
In that sense, he confirmed that the scorer Henry Martin will be available for the match against La Selecta in Cuscatlán.
“The squad is fine, we traveled today (Tuesday) for the simple fact that more work is being done on the recovery of footballers than on the field. Henry is totally available to be taken into account, ”stated the Tata.
Mexico adds 11 points after its victory against Honduras and took advantage of Panama‘s 1-0 victory against the United States to get a three-point difference between the two.
“We see the players well, committed, not only in training sessions, but also in games. We always look for there to be high competitiveness within the group ”, he concluded.
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