Atlanta United head coach Gonzalo Pineda got here out in help of Mexico nationwide staff supervisor Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino after he led the squad to 2 consecutive defeats through the November spherical of World Cup qualifiers.
Criticism from followers and leaders of the Mexican nationwide staff has grown for the reason that defeats, however Gonzalo Pineda believes these critiques are unfair to Martino.
“Initially, I’m a fan of Tata Martino, he is among the high coaches on this planet for the golf equipment he has managed and I like the best way Mexico performs, with its ups and downs, as a result of all groups have them, however I prefer it, I determine with the best way Tata Martino performs. I believe that typically within the Mexican atmosphere we’re slightly unfair with the processes, we imagine that we’re the most effective on this planet at all times and that we now have to win all of the video games and persuade,” he advised Mediotiempo.
“The stress exerted by the Mexican press on the Mexican coach, whoever it’s, as a result of everybody has had it. Not even 15 p.c of what’s criticized in Mexico is criticized within the media
“In Mexico the realm the place there’s progress will not be additionally revered, the expansion that Canada has had, even the expansion that the US has had, I believe that typically the expectations of the Mexican atmosphere are greater than these of actuality.”
Mexico first suffered a 2-0 loss to North American rivals United States in Cincinnati, Ohio – defeat that forged doubt of Martino as Mexico coach. The loss initially noticed Mexico drop to second place within the Concacaf desk.
Days later, the squad misplaced 2-1 to the Canadian nationwide staff in Edmonton. The end result pressured Mexico down to 3rd place within the Concacaf standings, placing their potential ticket to the 2022 FIFA World Cup unsure.