The Coach Process Gerardo Martino in front of the Mexican team live one of its most tense moments. Following the defeats against the United States and Canada, the Tri it is located in the third position of the octagonal of CONCACAF. These poor results generated that a certain sector of the social media fan base brought an old acquaintance from Mexican soccer into the conversation: Juan Carlos Osorio.
The brand new Colombian coach was harshly criticized in his time in the national team due to its controversial management methods. Osorio was characterized by his famous “rotations”, which generated that several footballers had the opportunity to play, but sometimes sacrificing collective understanding in the absence of regular line-ups and constant headlines.
However, despite all the claims, Juan Carlos achieved what few technicians have been able to boast: qualify the world “walking”. That is why in this current peak of the Tricolor, various users recalled the great results obtained with the former Mexican coach. “You classified us by walking and they would blow you up without knowing. My teacher.”, can be read in some publications on the Twitter platform.
The Tri, under the command of Osorio, culminated in the first place in the CONCACAF tie heading to the 2018 World Cup in Russia disputed between November 2016 and October 2017. That hexagonal was marked by the tactical work of the Mexican coaching staff, which led to favorable results in scenarios that have historically been adverse for the Aztec team.
After playing the 10 total games, Mexico registered 21 points product of six victories, three draws and only one defeat. Despite the fact that the performance of the national team and the coach’s ways never ended up being to the liking of the fans or the media, their process within the qualifying rounds was never at risk. “We were happy and we didn’t know it. Well, I was always on your boat Juan Carlos Osorio “wrote a fan on social media.
In addition, not satisfied with coping with the hexagonal in a calm way, the Colombian strategist also obtained a historic victory in one of the most complicated customs and against the staunch rival in the area. Mexico managed to defeat the United States in their visit to Columbus by a score of 2-1 with goals from Miguel Layún and Rafael Márquez. This victory meant a coup of authority in that tie, since this favorable result in the USA has been the only one for Mexicans within this century.
Osorio’s ideology led him to the 2018 World Cup in Russia still with multiple questions from the press. But, already in that fair, once again he was in charge of defending his process based on spectacular performances and a triumph over one of the greatest world powers in soccer history.
To the surprise of the whole world, Mexico beat Germany in its debut in that world cup. And, above all, at times the Aztec team showed a certain superiority on the field facing players of international stature. That 1-0 victory rose as the culminating point of Osorio’s stage at the head of the national team.
With the elimination of the Mexican team in the round of 16 against Brazil, the federation decided to dismiss the South American coach, who today it is remembered with a bittersweet flavor within the Aztec people.
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