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The coach of Mexico, the Argentine Gerardo Tata Martino, stated that the fact of meeting with Javier Chicharito Hernández did not mean that he would be called up for the team. Another statement that reaffirms the difficulty that the Galaxy player will have to say present at the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
“I get together with the footballer, I listen to him and I talk to him. We got together without any problem. If my meeting generates some kind of commitment, today we would have 70 players in the selection. I get along with many and that doesn’t mean anything”, said Tata during a press conference prior to the international friendly that El Tri will play against Nigeria.
Hope is the last thing Chicharito loses
It should be noted that Chicharito has not played a match with the Mexican team since 2019, the reason being an alleged punishment by the Argentine coach. However, the former Real Madrid and Manchester United do not lose hope of returning to uniform with the national shirt. Recently the Mexican soccer player affirmed that he had contacts with the ex trainer of the FC Barcelona.
In this sense, it was Tata Martino who confirmed these meetings, but to add more drama to the novel, he assured that he was not going to call him for meeting a soccer player. This is how Chicharito’s possibilities continue to recede.
Contact with Mexican soccer players
Tata Martino has been very clear that there has been communication with Chicharito and even ensures that there will be more contacts. However, he noted that among the competition of the 9 is Raúl Jiménez from Wolwerhampton, the current benchmark. Behind him there are at least three more: Henry Martín, Santiago Giménez and Rogelio Funes Mori, among these the Argentine stood out is the present, Chicharito’s entry is still to be seen.
But despite these claims, Martino does not close the doors to Hernández, he assures that if in the future he decided to summon him to the Qatar 2022 World Cup it would not be an injustice for those who have been in the process since in his opinion everyone who is fit must be taken into account .
“Nor can we close the doors to the World Cup to players who may be in a good moment,” he warned.
Gerardo Martino hopes that this Saturday’s friendly against Nigeria will be the beginning of the recovery of the game for Mexico and that it will be more like his first year on the bench where he only suffered a setback and also became the Gold Cup champion.
The Mexican team will also complete a match against two World Cup teams such as Uruguay and Ecuador. El Tri was paired in their Qatar 2022 World Cup group along with Messi’s Argentina, Lewandowski’s Poland and Saudi Arabia.
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