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Guillermo “Memo” Ochoa He has been one of Mexico’s leading players in Europe. His extensive career in the old continent has led him to earn respect within Aztec football. “Memo” assumed the leadership of El Tri Olimpico at Tokyo 2020 and former coach Jaime Lozano praised his contribution.
“I know that Memo reached the players a lot, I was seeing Malagón and Jurado when Memo arrived and It is as if I were directing alongside Zidane, Pep or Klopp, They saw him with great admiration that is obvious, if one as a coach saw how Memo is killed, it seems that he is taking a position, then Memo took that role, assimilated it and what he said was very coherent”Lozano revealed in an interview with TUDN.
Ochoa was the most experienced footballer on the U23 squad. On several occasions He was seen taking the lead from the goalkeeper of the Eagles of America. Even “Memo” raised the voice of a selection full of talent that managed to get the bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
“Against France we won and the first thing he said was ‘put your feet on the ground’, because after a bulky score, against a powerful team, maybe most of us think ‘we are there’, as Mexicans often ‘We are already seeing who we play in the Semifinal‘when you go in game one, ”Jaime recalled.
In this sense, Guillermo Ochoa channeled his role very well to the point of become a respected voice on campus. In many videos you could see the archer assuming responsibility for what was happening around El Tri and, in addition, advising on going step by step in the tournament.
“I think also against South Africa something like ‘We are already very close, we are smelling the medals, but calm down, calm down’. It was always that, a lot of congruence Memo’s message and sometimes I listened to him and, although he had something to say, It said it is not so important because of how important it had commented Memo”, He acknowledged.
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