The Olympic ‘Tricolor’ disappointed miserably in their second group stage match within the Olympic Games, since it fell 2-1 before Japan in a match to be forgotten from all lines.
With a sent off, another child penalty and without clear opportunities up front, Mexico missed the opportunity to qualify first without depending on third parties and now they will have to win against South Africa to ensure your pass to the next phase.
Here we present you the 1×1 of the selected Aztecs who starred in the defeat and who will have to turn the page quickly, learn from mistakes and line up for the crucial part of the tournament.
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Memo had a difficult night, as he could not do anything to avoid the two Japanese goals and lost again from 11 steps; However, he was key to stopping two other dangerous actions and moderately confirmed his hierarchy as captain.
Sanchez’s bad game, well below his extraordinary game against France. Without depth or precision in his contributions to the attack, in addition to that in defense he left much to be desired in markings, heads-up and game reading.
He played the first half as a right-handed winger, but after Erick Aguirre’s injury and the entry of Vladimir Loroña, he moved to the left sector.
The defense was the worst in Mexico this day and César Montes commands the list of disappointments, as he again made absurd mistakes, without control of emotions and a child penalty that sentenced the game.
It hadn’t been such a bad game, but his sad expulsion in the second half ended Mexico’s game. For several moments he had inattentions in the brand, he did not know how to complement Montes and the mental issue he exhibited in the second half.
He played only 43 minutes due to an injury that prevented him from finishing the game, so he did not have time to amend the horrendous first half that Mexico had in the first 25 minutes.
Without imbalance, dangerous centers and with irregularity in hand-to-hand, both offensive and defensive.
He is still not within the Olympic team. Again he started as containment and in general terms, he was a ghost on the court. He did not perform according to an Olympic reinforcement and beyond drawer work such as recoveries and distribution, he was not able to weigh.
He played the 90 minutes and was the perfect example of frustration, inability to solve adversities on the fly and inconsequential. They closed the spaces in a simple way and he no longer knew how to distribute, deepen or navigate between the lines.
Being fair to the rest, the qualifying five is more than deserved for Charly Rodríguez, because this time he was overshadowed in ideas, without game rhythm and with incorrect decisions from midfield, so he left at minute 57.
Generally speaking, the entire half of Mexico’s court was awful and Charly didn’t help out of that.
He played 67 irregular minutes, because although he tried with his imbalance, change of pace and dribbling, they could never bear fruit.
He started close to the right side and with the ball at his feet he felt danger, but ended up leaving the field at minute 67.
Like Lainez, his possessions were synonymous with danger, but he was just as far from determining. He failed a clear action at the beginning of the game and the worst thing is that he received his second yellow card of the tournament, so he will not be able to play the third day.
For an Olympic reinforcement, a performance like tonight is not acceptable. Henry Martín was left to duty in all facets of the game and completed the 90 minutes.
He generated some football playing as a post, but no major action. No auction, presence as a finisher and much less ability to generate their own opportunities.
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