Mexican nationwide staff head coach Gerardo Martino addressed the heavy criticism coming from the El Tri fanbase forward of their inaugural 2022 World Cup match in opposition to Poland on Tuesday, stating: “we’re making ourselves sturdy in our ambiance.”
Mexican supporters started condemning the staff following a string of detrimental leads to current video games, however doubled down in the course of the announcement of the 26-player roster headed to Qatar. The omissions of Diego Lainez and Santiago Gimenez didn’t sit nicely with most.
However Martino insists the staff will focus on themselves on the match to make sure a constructive buzz across the staff.
“What we now have all the time tried to do is to be in the identical tune and with the identical goal with the complete nation. However since we now have not achieved it, we’re making ourselves sturdy in our ambiance. This nationwide staff could be very sturdy behind closed doorways,” he mentioned.
“Really none of this has modified in current occasions. I do not assume we will change this example, the best accountability for what we generate with a fan is ours, however what has your job been all this time as a result of not all the time choice has generated unhealthy moments [referring to the press].
“We’re a bunch that determines this. What we now have to do is put together for the sport, attempt to win it and that may change the opinion that individuals have considerably.”
Mexico kicks off on Tuesday in opposition to Poland, earlier than going through off in opposition to Group C opponents Argentina and Saudi Arabia.