Mexico National Team will face El Salvador on Wednesday night with the objective of earning at least one point, as that's all they need to ensure direct passage to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, although s victory could help them end the CONCACAF Qualifiers as second place.
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It's almost impossible that El Tri will fall to four place and prolonging the wait until June, given that the only way that can happen is if they lose against the Salvadorians by more than two goals and Costa Rica crushes USMNT, as for now, the Mexican team has +4 goals over the Ticos.
But the thing that the Mexican national team will have to battle with is their performance, as Gerardo “Tata” Martino hasn't found the way of connecting all parts of the pitch into the same idea. They usually have the possession of the ball but lack of ideas once they teach the rival's box.
The sometimes idea-less games have translated in a lack of goals that is worrisome, especially since knowing how complicated the Stage Group for Qatar can be, which is why if they don't manage to send a clear message against El Salvador, Martino will lose his place as El Tri's coach.
Miguel Herrera, the favorite to replace him
The name of Miguel Herrera has been linked to the Mexican national team for a few months now, as the first time that he arrived in El Tri's dugout was on s similar situation, back in 2014, when the Aztecs had to face the playoffs to endure their participation in Brazil 2014.
But after the interview in which he said that “Tata” Martino should take a step down if he is not 100% focused and his health will become s problem in the long run, it became evident that he's more than interested in returning to El Tri for a second stint.
“El Piojo” also said that he feels humbled to be considered to return to the Aztec squad, as the fact that he’s been linked to them means that he’s doing a good work with whichever team he’s coaching, although that even if for the moment he’s focused with Tigres, he’d never close the door to El Tri.
Herrera’s numbers with Mexico National Team
Miguel Herrera was called to take over the Mexican national team in October of 2013 after José Manuel de la Torre failed to make the Aztec squad avoid the playoffs. In the two years he coached El Tri, he coached 36 games, winning 19 of them, drawing 10 and losing 7.