In the absence of official confirmation, everything seems to indicate that Tata Martino‘s time at the helm of the Mexico National Team is numbered. Before the match against Saudi Arabia, it had already been leaked that the Argentinean would not continue with the team after the World Cup. The elimination in the group stage is the final trigger of a relationship that seems completely broken.
Mexico’s painful farewell to the World Cup
Mexico came within a hair’s breadth of advancing to the next stage, but luck was not on their side. With one more goal, they would have made it to the next stage and there were plenty of chances. Henry Martin had one of the clearest chances, but his shot went over the goal. Argentina could not give the final blow to Poland, who with a 3-0 win would have said goodbye to Qatar and would have given El Tri the pass.
Tata was criticized for his lack of determination in his approach, especially in the match against Argentina, where he was accused of “helping” the ‘Albiceleste‘. Today the coach opted for a more offensive team and was finally able to break the drought of five games without scoring in the World Cups. Despite scoring two goals, it was not enough.
Tata Martino’s tragic endings
The coach suffers another heavy blow at the helm of a dugout. With Argentina he failed to win the Copa America in 2015 and 2016. His failure with the South American national team cost him the position. Now, again a failure will leave him without a team, as all reports from the Mexican press point out.
In the end, Tata sinned with his own mistakes and was left empty-handed when it was too late for an answer. The team’s lack of punch cost the Mexican National Team the World Cup. Despite the fact that one more goal would have qualified them, El Tri left the suspense for the last minutes and was also punished by the effectiveness of the Arabs, who found themselves with a counterattack that they culminated to perfection.