Juan Carlos Osorio, a calculating guy, sometimes cold and serious, but with an enviable conviction for his strategy on the pitch, has become by far the best coach that has had the “tri” in its history. Ironically, previous Mexican coaches were far from this performance that the Mexican national team has had in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The Colombian, whose football training was acquired in Liverpool, England, had only been criticized before the World Cup. Many people on a global level do not know this name, nor is it someone who has even had a career in the old continent, but what is certain is that his famous rotations have already crossed borders.
Juan Carlos has always said that a base is maintained and that there are only 2 or 3 changes in the line-up per game and for some players, this scheme and tactic is good as it allows everyone to test their skills and talent. For others, there should be a continuity and a fixed process because it is risky to “be testing” and, somehow, there are those who deserve a place in the starting table without having the uncertainty that rotations cause.
This “modus operandi” will continue, according to him, as long as he continues to lead the Mexican soccer team. The rotations have been heavily criticised by everyone in the Aztec niche and, with the terrible 7-0 win over Chile (along with other bad matches), they are doing quite well for the sake of qualifying beyond the Round of 16 at Russia 2018. The oscillation is going well for him, the change must be constant and all the (quality) players deserve a chance to prove why they are on the national team.
Some may think that “experimenting” or trying out different players in each game is not a good idea if it is a good footballing approach, but what is certain is that this scheme is being quite effective in the current World Cup and that many in Mexico are asking for a huge “forgiveness” excuse us, Osorio, you were so right. Under Juan Carlos, Mexico has already shown that when they need to score a goal, they do it, and at the end of the road, victories are achieved through goals, right?
Juan Carlos Osorio will be critical, he may be loved, exhorted of guilt or even venerated by the Mexican fans, because everything depends on the results that his strategy reflects, but, in the meantime, Osorio is representing a watershed in Mexico’s history in the World Cup and is being the savior that our soccer team and our Mexican team needed so much.
When the World Cup ends, it is already known that Osorio will leave the Mexican national team, but whatever happens, he is already in the hearts of many Mexicans for posterity.
Well deserved, don’t you think?