ESPN presents the personal tasks that players will have to face in the Gold Cup and with a view to Qatar 2022
The Mexican National Team will have the task of responding to expectations and imposing its status as a favorite in the Gold Cup, but individually each of the members of the campus will have a challenge in the edition that is about to begin.
For this reason, ESPN presents the objectives at the individual level on the horizon of the members of the Tri Olympic.
The goalkeeper of Pumas will have the objective of convincing the coach Gerardo Martino to fight for the starting position in El Tri towards the Qatar 2022 World Cup, after Guillermo Ochoa is outlined to be in that position during the fair.
The goalkeeper has done a good job with León and this has allowed him to be contemplated, but he will have the challenge of applying himself thoroughly to be one of those chosen in the next World Cup, after the competition looks complicated with Guillermo Ochoa and Alfredo Talavera.
The goalkeeper has done a good job with Xolos, as well as the teams he has been in, but with El Tri he has not achieved continuity. He has played some games, including the Gold Cup, but now he will have the task of finding a place on the list heading to Qatar 2022, to be in his first World Cup.
With experience in World Cups, Confederations Cup, America’s Cup and other international competitions, the now Rayados defender must ratify his quality on the pitch to show that he can give strength to the defensive sector of El Tri during the Gold Cup, in which Mexico seeks another crown in its history.
The World Cup defender has become a pillar in Ajax in the Netherlands and is one of the elements that has received the most calls from Gerardo Martino, He was part of the Tri in the 2019 Gold Cup and now he will try to respond to being one of the helmsman’s favorites.
Olympic medalist with El Tri in London 2012, he is now one of the players that Celta de Vigo has highlighted in European football, returns to the Gold Cup after he also played it in 2019 and his challenge will be to appear with the national representative and help him achieve the goal.
With extensive experience in El Tri with which he has participated in the World Cup, Olympic Games, Confederations Cup, among others, Tigres’ defender is another of those who are regularly in the calls of the current helmsman, for which his task will be to maintain the inertia in the team to give him defensive support the team in their commitments in the Gold Cup.
The Rayados player receives more calls, above Salcedo and Edson Álvarez, so he will have the task of responding to the confidence of the coach and ratify that it has been a good choice that they have contemplated it again, now to fight for another Tri Championship in the Gold Cup.
The strategist has placed confidence in his boots to be part of the Mexican national team and before this he will try to draw on his experience in international competitions such as the Gold Cup itself and at the club level the Concacaf Champions League and the Club World Cup to excel.
The Chivas defender will have the challenge in the Gold Cup to fight for a place in the national representative, with which he debuted in 2020 during a match against Guatemala, or continue at the helmsman’s taste to add minutes that allow him to have more calls.
The young defender of León is another of those who will fight to stay in the taste of Gerardo Martino, who just a few days ago debuted with the Tri Mayor in a match against the Honduran national team.
His performance with Pachuca allowed him to be seen by the helmsman of the Tricolor and now he was seen by the helmsman of the national representative, to which he must respond with his performance on the field of play in search of remaining in future calls.
Jonathan dos Santos
The Los Angeles Galaxy player, who made his Tricolor debut in 2009, will have his goal in the 2021 Gold Cup to win his third title within that contest, after he obtained it in the 2015 and 2019 editions.
For the Pachuca player, the Gold Cup will be a good opportunity to make his way to his 21 years of age in the Tri Mayor, for which he was taken into account for his work with the Tuzos, which in the same way allowed him at the time to draw attention to the Mexican Under-23 team heading to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The Cruz Azul midfielder will have the challenge of showing that he has arguments to emigrate to European football, after the rumors that have arisen in the sense that he can sign for Celta de Vigo, a club whose interest in his services is rumored.
The 23-year-old midfielder has excelled in his work with Santos. His physical display has attracted attention within Liga MX and has become a key part of coach Guillermo Almada’s scheme. He is another of those who will have to fight to stay in El Tri and the Gold Cup could be a good opportunity to finish convincing Martino.
In the absence of Andrés Guarded due to a physical problem, the PSV Eindhoven player will have to earn a place in the Mexican national team, with which he seeks prominence after he did not have a good year with his team due to the injuries that were presented to him.
One of the pillars in the Tricolor is the Atlético de Madrid midfielder, a team with which he was crowned in the 2020-2021 La Liga season, and In the Gold Cup, he will try to maintain the inertia that has allowed him to take center stage and play World Cups, the Confederations Cup, the Olympic Games, among other international tournaments..
The LA Galaxy midfielder will have to show in the Gold Cup why he is considered one of the young promises of Mexican soccer, which has just renewed its contract with the MLS team, but which rumors claim has aroused interest from European clubs.
The Napoli forward is one of the best athletes at El Tri today; stands out for his ability against the rival goal and speedTherefore, in this edition of the Gold Cup, he must ratify the moment he lives and has led him to feature Napoli, in addition to trying to increase the amount of annotations he has with the national team.
Jesus Manuel Corona
For the Porto attacker, the challenge in the tournament will be to maintain or raise the level he has shown., which has him as another of the most relevant elements of the Mexican representative, in which he has stood out for his assists, good game and good definition in front of the rivals’ goal.
The task of the Sporting Kansas City attacker will be to respond on the pitch with goals, to demonstrate why coach Gerardo Martino gave him the vote of confidence, although he has had ups and downs in his performances with Tricolor.
Rogelio Funes Mori
An important responsibility will have the forward of Rayados, since he will have to demonstrate why the strategist decided to call him once his naturalization process finished and that it may be productive to try to lessen the absence of Raúl Jiménez, who could not be with El Tri due to a skull injury.