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Miguel Herrera, coach of the UANL Tigers, stated this Friday that the criticisms against the Mexican soccer team led by the Argentine Gerardo Martino are incorrect.
“The reviews are wrong. Suddenly the media and the fans are very demanding and want to see the national team play well, but remember that in the tie It’s not about playing well, it’s about winning and qualifying for the World Cup and Mexico is in that process“, He stressed.
Herrera qualified the Mexican team, via play-off against New Zealand, to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil in which his team he was eliminated in the round of 16 by the Netherlands.
The former national coach defended the step that Martino’s team takes in the Concacaf qualifying rounds towards the Qatar 2022 World Cup as leader among the eight teams seeking one of the three direct tickets to the fair.
“Mexico has scored a lot of points, they have won on the road, they have become strong at home, they are undefeated. It is in the first place of the octagonal, I see them well, later it will be seen if they play well or not“, argument.
The Tigres strategist highlighted the victory that Mexico obtained as a visitor against El Salvador.
“The important thing is to go to the World Cup, not to play nice. In qualifying you have to go with everything because you find yourself in situations like those experienced in El Salvador with a crowd that is very involved against the team and yet the boys did things well ”.
Herrera also applauded the work of the Mexican team’s gunners, especially the one that does Raúl Jiménez, forward who plays for Wolverhampton in the Premier League.
“I am very pleased that Raúl came back and scored, he looks strong and confident; is a benchmark up front. Funes Mori well, has met with a goalYes, like Henry Martín, for me they are fulfilling the objective ”.
Los Tigres directed by Herrera they will visit the champion Cruz Azul this Saturday at the Azteca Stadium on the thirteenth day of the Apertura 2021.
To date 12 the feline team is fifth with 18 points, has four wins, six draws and two losses.
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