Mexico coach Gerardo Martino to attend till ‘final minute’ for injured Raul Jimenez and Jesus Corona
Mexico males’s nationwide workforce coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino has said that he will probably be affected person with injured stars Raul Jimenez and Jesus “Tecatito” Corona, hoping that they will make it into the World Cup roster.
“The one ones who will take us to the final minute are Jesus [‘Tecatito’ Corona] and Raul [Jimenez]. When the medical employees requested me till when [we can wait], I instructed them that November 16,” mentioned Martino throughout a press convention forward of Tuesday’s pleasant in opposition to Colombia at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
“However those that aren’t throughout the 26 gamers [World Cup list], will not go to Girona [for the final two friendlies in Spain this November].”
Corona is at the moment recovering with LaLiga membership Sevilla after struggling a fractured fibula this summer time that initially deemed him to be out of the World Cup. Earlier final week, Martino said that they are going to reevaluate his damage in early October.
Jimenez left Mexico’s present camp on Sunday and rejoined Wolverhampton Wanderers after being unavailable for final Saturday’s 1-0 win over Peru on the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Throughout a media day final week, Martino famous that Jimenez’s damage was extra critical than he thought, highlighting that “I by no means thought we’d be on this scenario.”
Together with different accidents and the addition of latest gamers in Mexico’s present construction, Martino admitted that an “injustice” will probably be made when he selects his ultimate World Cup roster.
“There may be an injustice that I’m going to commit, once I ship the record,” mentioned Mexico’s coach on Monday. “[Inside the squad] it generates a number of anguish, a number of unhappiness, and outdoors it’ll be a horrible mess.”
In the course of the press convention, Martino additionally believes that the emergence of latest gamers which might be combating for World Cup spots has been one of many optimistic takeaways in his managerial cycle with ‘El Tri’ that started in 2019.
“For those who evaluate the roster from [the 2018 World Cup in] Russia and the one now, hardly anybody remains to be round,” mentioned Martino.
That mentioned, the supervisor was imprecise when requested about guiding these gamers sooner or later, mentioning that “it would not rely upon me” for his post-Qatar function and that he is solely targeted on the World Cup.
Looking forward to Tuesday’s pleasant vs Colombia, Jimenez and Corona is not going to be the one gamers lacking for Mexico.
Houston Dynamo Designated Participant Hector Herrera, Ajax‘s Jorge Sanchez and Monterrey duo Rogelio Funes Mori and Luis Romo — who all left nationwide workforce camp early on Sunday to return to their golf equipment — have been all unavailable for the earlier match in opposition to Peru.
Extra gamers needs to be given an opportunity in opposition to Colombia this Tuesday, and in keeping with Martino, at the very least half of the beginning XI will probably be completely different from the one final Saturday.
bench choices, Mexico’s coach famous that Chivas ahead Alexis Vega has a “superb probability” for an look, however was uncertain about Feyenoord’s up-and-coming Santiago Gimenez, who’s being evaluated for a shoulder damage.
As soon as finished with September’s World Cup “sendoff” friendlies in California, two ultimate pre-Qatar exhibitions are scheduled for Mexico in opposition to Iraq on Nov. 9 and Sweden on Nov. 16, each to be held in Spain at Girona’s Estadi Montilivi.