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He’s scored more than 100 goals and will be the perfect replacement for Raúl Jiménez in El Tri

Raúl Jiménez scored three goals in the CONCACAF Qualifiers.

He’s scored six goals in the current season.
He’s scored six goals in the current season.

Even if the results in the CONCACAF Qualifiers were favorable for Mexico National Team, they weren’t able to perform at a high level, something they used to do during the first two years of Gerardo “Tata” Martino’s stint.

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Before the back-to-back defeats in the finals of the CONCACAF Nations League and the Gold Cupagainst USMNT, El Tri had lost just one game since 2019 and usually dominated the whole game, as well as imposing on the score sheet.

Martino will have seven months to make El Tri play with that intensity one more time, as that is the only way they’re going to be able to compete against Poland and Argentina in the group stage on the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

One of the things that the Mexican national team will have to improve is the potence of the offense, as the four strikers that Martino called during the Qualifiers were only able to score six goals in 14 games, with Raúl Jiménez as the top scorer, with three goals.

A young striker is the answer to El Tri’s needs

Gerardo Martino is looking to find a new striker that can find the net with ease, something that Raúl Jiménez, Henry Martín, Rogelio Funes Mori nor Santiago Giménez have been able to do when they’ve been on the pitch.

His answer might be in South America, where he hasn’t turned to look for a striker but there’s plenty of Mexicans performing at a high level, like Diego Abreu, son of Sebastián “Loco” Abreu, who has become one of the top scorers in Uruguay’s academy categories.

According to the Uruguayan Football Association, Abreu has scored 108 goals in the academy categories, where he plays for Uruguayan side Defensor Sporting, a figure that neither Edinson Cavani nor Luis Suárez were able to achieve.

Can he play for El Tri?

The 18-year-old forward was born in Mexico City when “Loco” Abreu was playing in Liga MX. Diego Abreu has played for Mexico Youth National Teams from the U-16 up to the U-20, although he’s also played for Uruguay U-20 team.

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