The Argentine Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino, coach of Mexico, acknowledged that his contract with the ‘tri’ “expired when the referee whistled the end” and was consummated “the big flop” of being eliminated in the group stage of the World Cup in Qatar 2022.
This is what he said at a press conference:
I couldn’t tell people anything at all because I am the person in charge of this terrible disappointment and frustration that we have.
As the person responsible for this which causes a lot of sadness, I fully assume responsibility for this big flop.
He said that “there is no reason now that makes me think that the future should be differently. The contract expired when the referee whistled the end ”, he completed.
“The pass was lost tonight. It was our best match, where we created the most goal situations and we could have scored the number of goals we needed, but we failed”, he added.
The Mexican Soccer Team was removed from the World Cup Qatar 2022despite winning 2-1 over Saudi Arabia, meeting corresponding to Group C, held this Wednesday at the Lusail Stadium.
For more than 50 minutes, the Mexican team needed just one more goal to achieve the goal, after goals from Henry Martín at 47′ and Luis Chávez at 53′, but the illusion ended on 90+5′, when Salem Al-Dawsari discounted for the Saudis.
With this result, Argentina and Poland classify to Round of 16 for Group C; while, Mexico and Saudi Arabia They are out of the World Cup.
the mexican outfit the match started with a bang and, in less than 10 minutes, they stepped dangerously into the Saudi area, first with an assist from Hirving Lozano for the arrival of Alexis Vegawho crashed the ball into the goalkeeper’s body Mohammed Al-Owais.
And minutes later Mohammed Al Owais He conceded a rebound, after a service from the right sector, and Henry Martín dove headlong, but without connecting the ball.
The Arab response was presented at minute 13, when Luis Chávez lowered Saud Abdulhamid on the boundaries of the area and Mohamed Kanno charged above the frame defended by Guillermo Ochoa.
The services of Hirving Lozano on the right sector they were pure poison for the Saudi defense. In consecutive minutes, Orbelin Pineda He took a shot that bounced off two defenders and the ball came limply into the hands of the goalkeeper from Mohammed Al-Owais.
And at 26′, the Guerrero player from AEK Athens finished off with a header, but the ball crashed into another Saudi player.
Information from EFE and Aristegui News.