In recent days, the names of the footballers that make up the pre-list of the Mexican team made by Gerardo Martino, to compete in the next 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup. At the moment there are 42 players, but one of those who reappears on the payroll is Javier Hernández, who had not been taken into account in the previous calls of the Tricolor team.
Regarding Chicharito’s previous absences with El Tri, Carlos candle He did not hesitate to express himself and said that it may be due to football style or tastes of the technical director, in addition to praise their current performance. Even so, did not know the precise reason why the forward has been ignored by Tata.
“I have no idea, in the end Chicharo is having a great start to the season, he is performing at a good level, but in the end the one who makes the decisions is the coach and it is already a matter of taste”, said the Mexican who plays for Los Angeles FC, during a press conference.
“It is no longer ‘he has to take this or the other’ I think he looks for what best suits his style of play and in the face of that we can not do anything, it is already a question of what he needs or does not need I can no longer tell you why or what is happening, I have no idea, ”he declared.
Javier “Chicharito” Hernández and Carlos Vela they are of the same generation, although the now LA Galaxy forward did not have the opportunity to be world champion with the Under 17 from Mexico in 2005, as the LAFC player did. Both have agreed on different stages in the Tricolor, although their cases are different.
The two players are MLS figures, but they are not considered in the National Team. In his place, Gerardo “Tata” Martino would summon Rogelio Funes Mori, an Argentine who became a naturalized Mexican and will be able to play with the team in the next Gold Cup.
It should be remembered that, a few days ago, Chicharito said he was excited to appear in the pre-list, but he preferred not to venture and said that will wait until the final call to be able to discuss the situation extensively.
“It is always an honor that your name appears on any list in the selection, but it is still a pre-list, there is still to see and decide, and when the final list arrives we will be able to talk about it if my name appears there. I have not talked to Tata at all, “said the Mexican in a conference.
In addition, he stressed that nothing is done yet, because he still has a long way to go to return with the Mexican National Team and continue with the high level that has characterized him in the last season with the Los Angeles team: “I hope that at some point it can be included again. I am going to continue working and giving my best ”, he clarified.
Chicharito, is the top scorer in the history of the Mexican team, with 50 goals in 108 games. However, the man from Guadalajara has not worn the shirt of the national team for two years, in the victory against the United States, corresponding to a match on FIFA date in 2019.
For its part, Carlos Vela had a difficult start to the 2021 MLS season, as in Week 1, against Austin FC he suffered an injury that kept him away from the courts for weeks. The return has cost the LAFC captain, but he took advantage of this break for the FIFA Date to recover and have better condition for the resumption of the league.