Edson Álvarez and Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino would be facing a technical decision

Edson Álvarez and Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino would be facing a technical decision

Edson Álvarez training with Mexico in Qatar 2022.

Edson Álvarez training with Mexico in Qatar 2022.

Photo: Etzel Espinosa / Imago7

After Mexico’s defeat against Argentina in the second game of Group C in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which leaves El Tri with a foot and a half out of the round of 16, another problem would have added to the selection. Apparently there is a confrontation between Edson Álvarez and Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino.

According to information from the ESPN network’s ‘Fútbol Picante’ program, Álvarez expressed his annoyance at ‘Tata’ for not having included him in the starting eleven against Argentina. For that match that the Aztecs lost 2-0, Martino opted for a midfield made up of Héctor Herrera, Andrés Guardado and Luis Chávez, thus leaving the young footballer on the bench.

The annoyance does not come only from not having entered the commitment as a starter, but the Argentine coach did not take him into account for substitutions, something that would have bothered “El Machín”.

It is said that the Ajax Amsterdam figure made his disagreement with the coach known at the end of the match. The claim would have been extensive to certain players due to their lack of intensity to defend some actions, including Héctor Herrera.

According to the information, Edson was seen as one of the emblematic players of this team due to his great state of form and regularity with the Netherlands team. Factors that motivated him to have a good World Cup.

However, this could not have been due to the fact that in the first game Mexico drew 0-0 with Poland thanks to Guillermo Ochoa who dressed as a hero and saved a penalty from Robert Lewandowski.

In the second match, ‘Tata’ Martino decided to line up a five-player defense and play low block, something that allowed Argentina to get ahead and play in the opposite field. That decision has cost the technical director the harshest criticism from fans and the press.

After this alleged disagreement between Álvarez and Martino, Several speculations ensure that “El Machín” will not be part of the game in the last match against Saudi Arabia due to a technical decision.

It should be remembered that El Tri needs to win by a score of at least 3-0 and for Argentina to score two or more against Poland in order to qualify for the round of 16, an instance they have attended without interruption since 1994.

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