Mexico's media and fans of the Mexican National Team were very surprised to learn that Javier Hernández Balcázar is still eligible for El Tri according to 'Tata' Martino.
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In an interview with Mexico's TV Azteca, the coach of the Mexican National Team affirmed that "Chicharito" is still an eligible player for El Tri.
In addition, the Mexico tactician affirmed that the lethal LA Galaxy striker is still in the Mexican squad's orbit, which could make the wishes of El Tri fans come true.
What did "Tata" Martino say about Javier Hernández Balcázar?
In an interview for Mexico's TV Azteca, Gerardo Martino affirmed that "Chicharito" is still an eligible player and that he is still in the Mexican National Team coach's orbit, according to the Argentinean coach's words.
"He (Hernandez) falls within what we understand are eligible players, I have been saying this for two years. The reality is that for two years he was not chosen, the general concept does not change, and we are in the field where the decision of whether a player is or is not, is within the orbit of the coach," said Martino.
With this statement, the coach of El Tri is apparently considering "Chicharito" for the Mexican National Team, despite the fact that the player has not been called up to the Mexican team for two years.
This prolonged absence was caused by a problem within the Mexican squad during a tour in the United States, which resulted in Hernández Balcázar not being considered for the last Concacaf World Cup Qualifiers.
However, it was this last qualifier that is probably making Martino change his decision regarding Javier Hernandez due to the performance of one of his key players.
Who is the player that would be causing the return of "Chicharito" to the Mexican National Team?
This player would be Raúl Jiménez, striker for Wolverhampton Wanderers F. C. and the Mexican National Team, who in the last World Cup Qualifiers left more doubts than certainties about his capabilities as El Tri's main striker.
Although Jiménez scored 3 goals in the last qualifiers, all 3 were from penalties, which did not please many of the Mexican national team's followers, who have been dissatisfied with his numbers for a long time.
And this has been mentioned in Mexican National Team matches by various commentators, such as Christian Martinoli of TV Azteca, who mentioned the subject on several occasions during the last match of El Tri against El Salvador.
Above all, the sports commentator emphasized that since the blow to the head he suffered in the Premier League, Jiménez has not recovered the level he had before.