La Jornada – El Tri should finish in the top eight in Qatar: Torrado

With the World Cup in Qatar approaching, the last matches were complicated as Tricolor launched a wave of criticism, but Gerardo Torrado, the sporting director of the Mexican national team, is optimistic and sure that the goal is to reach the top eight. . He even risked not ruling out Gerardo Martino’s continuity until 2026.

“The My Father He did a great job, although he was criticized. He is a great coach, well accompanied by the technical staff. From the start he put the idea of ​​the game very in line with what we had in mind. When you find continuity of this kind, it can be very interesting for Al Ittihad, said Torrado in the virtual event of the Liga Mx summit.

Cry “Get out” My Father“He has been consistent in recent games, but in defense of the coach, Torrado explained why they chose Martino four years ago. “When we compared him to other coaches, his ideas on the game were very consistent with what we needed. He made Atlanta play very well.”

Under the leadership of My Father Martino, the national team started the World Cup in Qatar 2022 with good results, but in 2021 it witnessed a decline, and although it decided its place in the World Cup, it suffered in the duels against Canada and the United States.

At the beginning of the final stage of preparations for the World Cup, the three-color team was not satisfied. Although they managed to beat Nigeria 2-1, they were not able to maintain a good pace throughout the match. The most painful blow of late was the 3-0 defeat to Uruguay.

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In their next test, they failed to recover and only managed to equalize with Ecuador. Now, with Team B, Mexico will face Suriname and Jamaica in the CONCACAF Nations League.

Despite the team’s infractions, Torrado was firm that Qatar’s goal was to reach the quarter-finals for their much-anticipated fifth match.

“Expectation is to be in higher Eight, is our spread. “

As part of preparations for Qatar, he explained that Tricolor will face South American teams “seeded or close” to get tickets in August and September, after which they will have a small season in Europe.

Torrado’s plans are already taking into account the upcoming World Cup cycle and he confirmed that they are keeping an eye on the young players who could be in the 2026 World Cup, which Mexico will host along with the United States and Canada.

“You have to watch the present, but also look to the future, as was the case with Jaime Lozano and the players who are out of the Olympics,” he said.

Meanwhile, Yon de Luisa, president of the Mexican Football Federation, appeared at the opening of the exhibition live optional He expressed his confidence that the national team will improve in Qatar 2022.

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