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Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino announced his departure as coach of the Mexican National Team after 1,348 days in office. Although it was an announced departure, the failure in the Qatar 2022 World Cup ended up being the trigger for the divorce.
Martino has been harshly criticized by everyone around El Tri, the sports press and Mexican analysts, who They never considered him a good option for the goals of the National Team which was the fifth game (quarterfinals) of the World Cup.
Over time, even the Aztec fanatics came to reject the Tata and whistles began to be heard in the stadiums. Decisions such as leaving out the historic scorer Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández or the best Mexican striker of the moment Santiago Giménez, ended up making a complete break with the fans.
The numbers of Tata Martino at the helm of Mexico
The balance of the Argentine coach in charge of the Mexican National Team is moderately positive. He has more wins than losses and draws, but on the other hand he fell in important games like the crucial duels against the United States and Canada, in addition to losing half of the titles he played.
His stage began on March 23, 2019 with a 3-1 victory against Chile and ended on November 30, 2022 against Saudi Arabia, in theory the ‘Cinderella’ of Group C of Qatar 2022, a result that did not allow him to get involved. in the round of 16.
Counting the friendly matches, they were 66 matches played, of which 42 ended in victory, 14 in a draw and in just 12 Mexico was defeated. He achieved the runner-up in the Concacaf Nations League 19-20 and the Gold Cup 21; but celebrated having won the Gold Cup 19.
El Tri scored 126 goals during the Tata Martino era and only conceded 63.