Although he admitted that there were mistakes and disorder, the Argentine technical director Gerardo el ‘Tata’ Martino assured that the Mexican team was not “erased” by Colombia in the 3-2 defeat in the preparation match for the Qatar-2022 World Cup .
“I don’t think they erased us, we were unfocused. We must not make mistakes and get into disorder, we have to maintain control of the game,” said ‘Tata’ Martino at the press conference after the game held at the Levi’s stadium.
The Mexican team went into the break with a 2-0 lead on the scoreboard. “We had a great first half at a very good level, the best in four years,” Martino said.
“The second goal was of an impressive manufacture and we could have scored one more goal,” said ‘Tata’.
But in the second half, Colombia came from behind to turn the score around. “The rival enters the game on a stopped ball and not because we have regressed, it was on a stopped ball and we have to correct that,” Martino pointed out.
After conceding three goals in the second half, the Mexico coach recognized that his team needs to “learn to endure and know how to lead those passages in which the rival’s players show their quality and hierarchy on the pitch.”