One way or another, Mexico National Team will be in Qatar 2022, as only a catastrophe will prevent them from ensuring direct passage to the World Cup on today’s match against El Salvador, especially since all that El Tri needs is a draw.
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Although this are good news, there’s still major issues in the overall performance of the Mexican squad, as they’ve scored just two goals on their last 4 games, showing that the lack of goals is something to get worried about.
Carlos Vela could be the player that would help them the most solving that problem, as he’s scored four goals in four matches in the 2022 MLS Season but given that Gerardo “Tata” Martino hasn’t considered him since he became El Tri’s coach, Vela decided to retire.
The absence of Vela is something that the Aztec squad has dealt with since the end of the 2018 World Cup, but now, instead of that being something bad for El Tri, it could be taken as a possibility of adding one of the world soccer gems to replace him.
El Tri with options to add one of the best young prospects
One of the best prospects in recent years is Luka Romero, who closed the door to both Mexico and Spain after Argentina National Team were the firsts in offering him developing in their academy squads, something he’s done for the past few years.
The possibility of adding him to the senior roster of El Tri looked almost impossible thanks to his call-up for the current FIFA match window with the Argentine squad. But now, the door has opened again, as reports suggest that Romero wasn’t happy with the fact that Lionel Scaloni didn’t give him any minutes on the pitch.
The option of convincing him to join El Tri is more alive than ever, although its something that Yon de Luisa and FMF will have to negotiate with both Romero and Martino, as the only thing that would make him decide to play for Mexico is having playing time in the senior squad.
Can he still play for El Tri?
The 17-year-old offensive midfielder became the youngest player debuting in La Liga and then in Serie A, but he still hasn’t had the chance of playing for La Albiceleste in an official match, which would allow him to play with either Spain or Mexico.