Diego Lainez to play for Mexico at the Olympic Games
The head coach of the Mexico Olympic team, Jaime Lozano, said that the Real Betis player should be playing in Tokyo this summer.
The Mexico Olympic team tied 1-1 against Saudi Arabia in their second preparation match ahead of the start of the Games in Tokyo this summer. The youth national team will play one more exhibition game against Australia before flying back to Mexico and announcing the final 18-player roster for the tournament.
“We could not generate options today. We were not able to generate anything for our striker, it has been happening to us since the pre-Olympic tournament. The people who come from behind are the ones who score, it is the merit of the team that not only the striker scores but you have to generate more for those in front, you have to be more incisive and the forwards should be more selfish and take risks. We have to score goals, shoot more or otherwise it will be impossible ”, said Jaime Lozano, coach of the Mexican Olympic team.
Diego Lainez to play in the Olympics
After the game Lozano said that Diego Lainez could be called up to play at the Tokyo Olympics as he is only 21 years old. Such a decicion would mean that the Real Betis midfielder would not play at the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament with the senior team.
“As far as I know, there should not be a problem with including Diego Lainez in the final roster for the Olympic games this summer,” said Lozano during a virtual press conference after the game against Saudi Arabia. “I will be meeting with the Mexican Federation and the head coach, Gerardo Martino, to define the list for the tournament.”