We talk before about the great performance of the Mexican team in this world cup but it happened: Mexico cannot be in the world cup quarterfinal again. It´s ironic because as Mexico and Brazil are the only ones being in the round of sixteen for seven consecutive times, in world cups, Mexico can´t achieve “the gold” by passing to the next phase. Although, many of us thought that this was the good one.
So far, Juan Carlos Osorio´s rotations don´t work at the end of the day. The victory against Germany probably was meaningless because Germany came to this cup without nothing, without any good level and they confirm it by losing against Korea.
Now, it´s time to think in the future, it´s time to “imagine big things” with new strategies (or with old ones but with better results). Osorio it´s gone now and it´s almost a certain thing that the former coach of Chivas of Guadalajara, Matías Almeyda, will be the next “chosen one” to guide Mexico for the next world cup eliminatory at least.
There´s no doubt that Matías Almeyda has a big place in Mexican Chiva´s fans. He returned the essence to the club after several years without being present at important moments. Some of the titles he won with Chivas are:
- Mx Cup 2015
- Mx Cup 2016
- Mx Cup 2017
- Mx League 2017
- Concaf Champions League 2018
And now, the Mexican Soccer Federation it´s seriously considering Matías for coaching the Mexican Soccer Team, however, some Mexican soccer legends like Hugo Sánchez, thinks that it´s a big mistake to put a foreign coach for Mexico, “it has to be Mexican” he declared.
The reality ´s that pretty much sure Almeyda it´s going to be in charge of Mexican team and both, the Mexican federation and him, has to follow a good soccer strategy line if Mexico wants to make the difference in Qatar 2022. Mexico is coming from many different coaches along this years, they don´t have a real continuity. It´s a bad decision making of the Federation putting business and own interests above the sport and above the game. It´s a big and old issue for Mexico that has been coming for decades. Besides, of course, the needing to have more players competing in Europe, which is where the best level is.
We don´t know for sure if Matías it´s going to make a difference in the Mexican team results, but one thing it´s for sure, Mexico, no matter who is in charge, it´s obligated to do something if they want to be in quarterfinals, at least, in the next World Cup.
Does Matías Almeyda comes to “save us”? This isn´t sure yet, time will only tell.