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The forgotten “Tata” Martino in the history of FIFA

Names like Chicharito, Carlos Salcedo or Javier la ‘Chofis’ López still not appear in Tri coach calls

Mexico national team coach Gerardo Martino He presented his squad list for the qualifying matches against Jamaica, Costa Rica and Panama and highlights the return of elements such as Diego Linez and Gerardo Artega as well as the absence of important players who would have been considered.

ESPN Digital It brings you the numbers that Martino forgot in the first FIFA history of 2022.

Charles Acevedo

The goalkeeper has established himself as one of the main figures in Santos, however, the goalkeeper of Guerreros received only one chance from Gerardo Martino, who called him up for the friendly match against Chile in December 2021. For matches against Jamaica, Costa Rica and Panama, El “Tata” is called Guillermo Ochoa Alfredo Talavera, Rodolfo Cotta and Jonathan Orozco.

Kevin Alvarez

Right-back Pachuca was called up by Gerardo Martino but he was not in the call-ups for the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers. He only considered him in two friendlies, plus the Gold Cup, a competition in which he took part in I don’t have minutes from the match.

Diego Reyes

The center back of Tigres has been away from the Mexican national team for two years. In Apertura 2021, Reyes was essential for the Cats to be among the top five defenses. The defender, the area where Tre del “Tata” Martino struggled, was the third player in Nuevo Leon’s side with the most minutes, with a total of 1,350 minutes.

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Carlos Salcedo

Gerardo Martino erased him from Tri after the 2021 Gold Cup, so he did not participate in the Concacaf octagon. Salcedo became one of the important pieces in Martino’s team but due to off-pitch problems, as well as low level, he was sidelined from the Mexican team.

Jesus corner

The left-back played a key role in the Atlas tournaments that succeeded in crowning the 2021 Apertura Championship and thus breaking their 70-year drought without winning the First Division title. Angulo was signed by Tigres at the end of the previous tournament and with Vilnius Clausura started 2021 as a start, but Martino chose other options in this position.

John Paul Figon

The midfielder is one of Tigres’ top players, a team he came to strengthen in Apertura 2021. Vigón, without experience in the Mexican team, played all 17 matches of Apertura 2021, a competition in which he was the second top scorer. Of felines, with four, only nine are behind Nicolas Lopez.

Alfonso Gonzalez

‘Ponchito’ was one of the top Mexican footballers in Apertura 2021. González, who has not been called up to Tri since 2014. The midfielder secured a place in the Monterrey team, where foreigners dominate.

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It was one of the most important achievements in the last tournament. Reyes, who was selected only with the Mexican national under-21 and under-23 team, was with America in 17 games of the regular stage of Apertura 2021, with 1,250 minutes of play, plus three goals and four assists.

Sebastian Cordova

Cordova was present on the last FIFA game but after his form has plummeted in recent months, Martino has decided not to consider him for the upcoming qualifying matches. Sebastian joined Tigres for Clausura 2022 and it looks like he’ll only count on him getting his best version back to return to Team Aztec.

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Javier Lopez

“Chovis” had an impressive season in the MLS with the San Jose Earthquakes, playing with him 32 games throughout 2021, the year he finished 12 goals and three assists, numbers that put him on the Mexican team’s radar. to whom he was not called.

Javier Hernandez

One of the biggest controversies throughout Gerardo Martino’s management was “Chicharito”, the Mexican national team’s all-time leading scorer, especially for the season in which he scored 17 goals with the Galaxy. “Tata” Hernandez has been excluded from the Tri calls since September 2019 due to an out-of-court situation and it seems unlikely that Javier will return while “Tata” is on the Aztec bench.

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