Manuel Lapuente, former Tricolor helm captain, said young people should be made clear about the importance of the Olympic team for establishing themselves in the specialty, considering the refusal to participate in the Guadalajara Olympic preliminary games due to an interest in retaining ownership in their clubs and their financial benefits.
“You have to act with conviction, explain to them that if they go to the Olympics, this is a step to integrate into the big team. Everything is a process, but they must not come out of commitment or fear.”
Lapuente’s words came after sub-team 23 coach Jaime Lozano announced the first call of the year towards the Olympic preliminary games to be held in March. The list highlighted the absence of Alan Muso, who had recently been punished by Pumas for lack of discipline, and Alexis Vega, who preferred to stay in Chivas after being hit by concentration with the trio.
“A lot of people don’t want to go to the pre-Olympiad team because they feel they are losing ground in their clubs. But this class is important, other than representing Mexico at the Summer Show, they learn a lot, even more than any club.”
He noted that although he has to do a thorough analysis of each player’s motivations when he prefers to stay on his team, “they know that when they leave their place someone else will take it, and therefore they cannot grow or ask for more money in the next year by not having them. , They lose privileges.
“Let’s remember that football is a profession and the players are professionals, and as such, they want to make money, not much at first, but they strive to climb the ranks and are sometimes afraid not to do so. They know that those behind can take away their position.”
Regarding lack of discipline, he stressed that the stage that the players live in must be taken into account, as who can make mistakes in youth, so it is necessary to approach and communicate well with them.
“You have to have a good dialogue with the youth, and treat them like this, many of them are reckless. Some of them do things well and respect their priority, which is the club. Although, of course, if they look to the future, they will understand that going to the World Cup is the ticket.” Other, it gives them more stickers and opens up the panorama. “
In the call for this small course, launched by Jaime Lozano on Thursday, the merging of Cesar Huerta, in place of Vega, was highlighted, in addition to the invitation of Americans Emilio Lara, 18, and Ramon Juarez.
In the pre-Olympic group stage, the Tricolor Sub 23 competitor will be competing with the United States, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.