The benchmark of the Mexican team who ignored Funes Mori for not being Mexican

Manuel Lapuente, former coach of the Mexico national team, pointed out against Rogelio: "I prefer Raúl Jiménez nine times, he is Mexican".

Rogelio Funes Mori
Rogelio Funes Mori

The Mexican National Team returns to activity this Thursday in the Octagonal of the Concacaf qualifiers against Canada with a team with Raúl Jiménez and Rogelio Funes Mori fighting for a position up front and coach Manuel Lapuente chose the Wolverhampton player for being born in Aztec territory.

“Raúl, Raúl and nine times Raúl. He is Mexican and he is representing Mexico. Funes Mori is an excellent boy, he is an excellent player, I have nothing against him, but he is not Mexican and it is the Mexican team that he represents. Although it is naturalized and that is valid. It is perhaps more valid. It should be taken into account", he explained.

Funes Mori got off to a good start with El Tri, scoring three goals in six games during the Gold Cup, where Mexico fell in the final against the United States. Then, in the Playoffs, he did not do so well: he played three games and failed to convert. In total, four goals in 10 matches played, counting a friendly.

In Rayados de Monterrey his figures are more than good. He arrived at the club in mid-2015 and little by little he expanded his figure. He played 252 games and scored 127 goals! In fact, he is the team's top scorer in history, after beating Humberto Suazo, who has 121 on his counter. 

Manuel Lapuente

Alexis Almosnino

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