Gerardo Martino, with some doubts for the semifinal against Canada

Gerardo Martino with some doubts for the semifinal against Canada

The Tri strategist remains waiting for Edson Álvarez to play on Thursday, he also has to define the pair of centrals that he will occupy for the clash against the Canadians

The Mexican National Team worked in Houston for the semifinals of the Gold Cup, a phase in which Canada will be measured next Thursday for a ticket to the grand final. The tricolor elements trained at the Houston Dynamo facilities, waiting for Gerardo Martino to define his starting team.

For the duel against the Canadians, the ‘Tata’ Martino have some doubts, after Edson Alvarez presented muscle discomfort in the left adductor muscle after the match against Honduras and the work is dosed to him to try that it arrives at the duel of Thursday. Sources commented to ESPN that the Ajax midfielder underwent studies in Houston, which did not reveal any muscle rupture. However, they will handle it with care to avoid some considerable damage.

If Edson I can’t play against Canada, the Mexican coaching staff has the option of placing Alan Cervantes as a means of containment or it could also place in that position Jonathan dos Santos and place Erick Gutierrez or Rodolfo Pizarro as inside left in the scheme of the ‘Tata’.

On the defensive, Martino must choose his two centrals between Héctor Moreno, Néstor Araujo and Carlos Salcedo, who is ready to be taken into account as the holder. In the last duel against the Hondurans, Araujo and Moreno were in charge of commanding the central defense of the tricolores, however sources commented to ESPN that the ‘Tata’ has not ruled out the possibility of re-placing the central of the Tigers, important piece during the group stage of the tournament.

It should be noted that this Wednesday the tricolor will perform field recognition of the NRG Stadium, house of the Houston Texans of the NFL. In this practice, the tricolor coaching staff must clear up any doubts they may have prior to the semifinals of the gold Cup.