Mexican nationwide group head coach Gerardo Martino will use the latest pleasant towards Sweden as reference when making ready to face Poland on Tuesday of their inaugural 2022 World Cup match, insisting it was a sport ‘that might be repeated tomorrow’.
El Tri fell 2-1 to Sweden in Girona, Spain on November 16, of their final pleasant earlier than heading to Qatar. The European facet opened up the scoring within the second half, earlier than Alexis Vega rapidly discovered the equalizer when connecting with veteran Hector Herrera. However in the end, Mattias Svanberg sealed the victory for Sweden by heading residence a nook kick.
Martino beforehand warned Mexico of the lethality of set items, given Poland’s potential to win earlier video games that means. The Polish facet just lately defeated Chile 1-0 with a free-kick purpose, after solely managing a surprising 27 % possession all through the sport.
“Poland place themselves nicely. I’ve additionally stated that for probably the most half, they’ve just one strategy to play: wait and go into house. The Sweden sport for me is one thing that might be repeated tomorrow,” he stated.
“Towards Sweden we had the ball and the rival did not harm us within the transitions, the primary purpose that ended up going into house, we solved that nicely. I’d even dare to say that on a set piece. The weather that Poland has with out separating us from the sport thought, take it ahead.”
Martino went on to disclose the expectations heading into the group stage, earlier than labeling the match towards Poland as ‘decisive’.
“The expectation is to play all three video games in the identical means. That doesn’t rely completely on us, however on what the rival does. If we’ve supremacy concerning the best way wherein the occasion goes to develop.We should take care of Poland,” he stated.
“As a result of traits of the group, this primary sport is more likely to be decisive. You must see if these tactical programs change the form of a group. Neither adjustments Poland’s place in a match. What we’ve to do is acknowledge that the gamers know that the opponent is snug taking part in totally different tactical programs and know the answer. However the model of Poland is one and on that we put together the match.”
Mexico kicks off towards Poland earlier than dealing with Group C rivals Argentina and Saudi Arabia. Although El Tri has traditionally certified for the spherical of 16, reaching this part of their final eight World Cup appearances, the strain is on for Martino’s facet given their opponents.