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The ‘Sacred Cow’ that will step down from Mexico National Team to give his place to Carlos Acevedo

Acevedo impressed during trainings in the past FIFA match window.

The Santos Laguna goalkeeper is on the radar of PSV Eindhoven.
The Santos Laguna goalkeeper is on the radar of PSV Eindhoven.

Now that is confirmed that Gerardo “Tata” Martino will remains as Mexico National Team coach at least until the 2022 FIFA World Cup, he has eight months to solve the problems that El Tri suffered during the CONCACAF Qualifiers.

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“Tata” couldn’t find regularity in the midfield, as neither Andrés Guardado nor Héctor Herrera, two immovables in Martino’s scheme play at the same level than with their respective clubs, as if the disadvantages that age brings with it only manifested when they’re wearing El Tri’s colors.

The offense is another thing that needs improvement, as the Aztec squad couldn’t score more than two goals in any of the Qualifier games, and while Raúl Jiménez, Jesús Manuel “Tecatito” Corona and Hirving “Chucky” Lozano were together on the pitch, they weren’t able to score once.

The only third of the pitch that Martino doesn’t have issues with is on defense, as he finally understood that Johan Vásquez and César Montes are the perfect duo, and Guillermo Ochoa can still play at a high level when he wants to, and if he can’t keep up, Carlos Acevedo is ready to replace him.

Will Martino call Acevedo?

Prior the last FIFA match window, Gerardo Martino considered four different goalkeepers to be above Carlos Acevedo, but after he had to call him, the Santos Laguna goalkeeper didn’t waste his opportunity and impressed everyone in El Tri’s camp with his ethic and hard work.

Acevedo received his first call-up for an official match, even if he didn’t play, after Jonathan Orozco got injured while playing for Xolos de Tijuana, injury that aggravated the past weekend on the Xolos visit to Estadio Universitario, where Los Felinos won by a 2-0 score.

Before his injuries happened, Orozco said that he wouldn’t like to be considered to be part of the Mexican national team squad if he isn’t performing at the best level he can, and that he preferred that another player took his place if that happened.

Is Orozco retiring from El Tri?

The Xolos goalkeeper knows that the time to put an end to his career is getting closer, as he’ll turn 36 next May. He was hoping to make it to Qatar 2022, but if injuries don’t let him fully recover, he knows he’ll have to hurry his retirement.

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