El Tri does not go into their opening game in high spirits. Tata’s boys lost their last preparation game against Sweden 1-2, and the team did not look to be at their best. The Argentinian coach already faced harsh criticism back in Mexico, but with this new loss, all eyes are on those players who did not make it to the competition.
But who are the players that were called up and will they make a difference to the Mexican team?
“No mido al 9 por los goles que mete, sino por lo que nos da al juego colectivo”.
El Tri goes into this tournament with a less talented squad than Russia in 2018. Back then, the team had Chicharito, Carlos Vela, Hirving Lozano, Giovanni Dos Santos, Jonathan Dos Santos, Hector Herrera, and Andrés Guardado, all of whom were playing in Europe and in better form. There has undoubtedly been a changing of guard this time around for the Mexican team.