Mexico ‘not prepared’ for 2022 World Cup, Tata Martino says after 3-0 loss to Uruguay

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Mexico supervisor Gerardo “Tata” Martino was important of his aspect after a 3-0 loss to Uruguay in a pleasant on Thursday, suggesting they nonetheless have some approach to go to be prepared for the World Cup in Qatar that kicks off in simply over 5 months.

“The truth is, we’re not prepared,” mentioned Martino within the post-game information convention when discussing how far his group is from the extent that he desires them to be at for the 2022 World Cup.

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“If we concentrate on simply at present’s sport, we’re very far. I do not lose sight of the truth that it is a pleasant, I do not lose sight of the very fact that there’s a purpose achieved, very deservingly, and that Mexico will get to play in one other World Cup.

“That is a part of the preparation and within the preparation, as has occurred within the final 4 years, there are good and troublesome moments. Clearly, if I have been satisfied that this cannot be corrected, we would not be speaking.”

In entrance of 57,735 followers at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, Martino and his males struggled in opposition to an Uruguay aspect that have been carried by a standout efficiency from Edinson Cavani.

With two objectives within the second half, the 35-year-old striker silenced the Arizona crowd that was closely in assist of Mexico. Martino, who caught El Tri followers and media off-guard along with his utilization of a five-man backline, later tried to focus on silver-linings from the efficiency.

“Within the first half, the group performed effectively. Later, Uruguay performed very effectively. We had two scoring alternatives [in the first 45 minutes]. The primary half was even,” mentioned Mexico’s coach, regardless of the 3-0 defeat.

Trying forward, they’re going to have alternatives to fine-tune their ways and strategy. Mexico will play a further U.S.-based pleasant this month in opposition to Ecuador on Sunday in Chicago.

El Tri will then kick off their 2022-23 CONCACAF Nations League marketing campaign at dwelling in opposition to Suriname on June 11 and away in opposition to Jamaica on June 14. Later this summer time, Mexico will go up in opposition to Paraguay in a pleasant on Aug. 31 in Atlanta.

Just lately, the president of the Peruvian Soccer Federation (FPF) confirmed that the nationwide group will face El Tri in a pleasant this September, with a particular date and U.S. venue to be decided.

On the upcoming World Cup in Qatar, Martino’s group will participate in Group C with Argentina, Poland and Saudi Arabia.

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