Hard blow the one that has taken the Mexico U-20 team after being eliminated by Guatemala in the quarterfinals of Pre-Mundial which is disputed in Honduras.
The mexicans they stayed without a ticket for the Indonesia World Cup 2023 and without opportunity to classify the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Gerardo Torradoformer Mexican player and now Sports Director of National Teamswas pronounced after the failure.
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“We recognize that yesterday’s elimination is a very strong blow, of course we are hurt by not being able to participate in the world Under 20 or in the olympics of 2024, yesterday’s result has rightly been described as a failure, it is not the football that the fans deserve, nor the football for which we have been working. Yesterday’s result is shameful and should not have been presented for any reason,” said Torrado.
“We know that it may have an affectation and it may be greater than what we allow, that is why we are going to be very hand in hand understanding that they will not participate in the World Cup or Olympicsbut if we can provide them with these skills abroad and that in this way they can have this development so that when the final list of 2026 arrives, many of them can be there, “he continued.
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On the other hand, Roasted did not confirm that he is thinking of firing the coach of the U-20 of Mexico, Luis Ernesto Pérez.
“Together we will undertake the following actions: we will meet with Luis and his coaching staff, we will make a development plan so that this category does not get lost along the way, we will work with the Mexican soccer teams to design the development plan for these youths. I experienced something similar when we were going to participate in Sydney and I know that they must not be having a good time, our job is to be close to them so that there are no truncated races and that over time we can get important things out of what happened ”, commented Gerardo Torrado.
“Luis has been traveling with the team and we will meet with him to understand his feelings about it, to know what is the report he makes of this Pre-World Cup. I have known Luis for a long time, I am aware of the way in which he prepared himself and for me he is one of the most capable young coaches, “added the former captain of the Mexico during his time as a player.
Finally, Gerardo Torrado made it clear that he does not intend to resign his position as Sports Director despite the failure of Mexico in the Under-20 World Cup.
“I am the most responsible, clearly we all work together, we have obtained important things such as the Tokyo medal, the Sub-17 runner-up and today we have to live through this failure, but I hope that from this failure we will become stronger. What we have to do today is focus on this diagnosis and we will find things that we are going to improve on,” he concluded.
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Gerardo Torrado, Sports Director of the Mexican National Teams, shows his face and shoots after failure in the U-20 World Cup