Mexico National Team has seven months to prepare the best they can to face the group stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, as they will have two tough games against Poland and then Argentina, and with their recent performances, it looks difficult that they’d be able to beat them.
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Even if the results were favorable for the Mexican national team during the CONCACAF Qualifiers,Gerardo “Tata” Martino knows that there’s a lot to improve, and now he has the chance of solving some of the issues that El Tri suffered, especially the lack of solidity in the midfield.
Edson Álvarez became the best player for El Tri as he had to play not only his position but also take care of the stuff that Héctor Herrera stopped doing, as the Atlético Madrid midfielder stops running to fulfill his defensive duties once he loses the ball.
But Martino has yet to find a striker that can score, as the four forwards that he called were able to score only six goals in the 14 games that El Tri played in the Qualifiers. That’s why he should be considering Javier “Chicharito” Hernández, as he has scored one goal less in the six games that LA Galaxy has played this season.
Martino already talked with “Chicharito”
According to Enrique Bermúdez, prior to the past FIFA match window, Martino had conversations with “Chicharito” Hernández, where the LA Galaxy striker apologized for the incident on his last call-up, over two years ago
Martino knows that having a player like “Chicharito” would solve the lack of goals El Tri is suffering, but he also knows that he can’t afford to lose three players that have been pillars of the Aztec squad, as they are refusing to share the locker room with him again.
According to reports from sports journalist Juan Carlos Zúñiga, Andrés Guardado, Héctor Herrera and Héctor Moreno have threatened to step down from El Tri if Javier Hernández returns to the roster, as they feel he’s going to cause problems like the ones that he caused during Russia 2018.
Yon de Luisa has blacklisted him
As if that wasn’t enough, Yon de Luisa, president of FMF, is also opposing to his eventual return to the Mexican national team for problems outside of sports, and he even said recently that he hasn’t considered Hernández as a possible addition to the team.