The Mexican nationwide workforce held Jamaica to a 2-2 draw, narrowly topping the CONCACAF Nations League Group A standings to qualify for the ultimate 4 spherical of the match as boos echoed all through the hallowed Estadio Azteca.
El Tri returned to the well-known Mexico Metropolis stadium for the primary time since their disappointing 2022 FIFA World Cup marketing campaign, prompting the 65,000 supporters attending to air out frustrations. Stress may very well be felt previous to kick off, however it was Jamaica’s seventh minute purpose that prompted unfavorable chants and focused taunts.
Figures like Guillermo Ochoa, Jorge Sanchez and later Raul Jimenez have been singled out by a few of these boos. Anger swept the stands.
Following the match, Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano signaled the foundation of the issue earlier than pleading for followers’ assist.
“They need to assist us, they need to be with us. No teammate desires to lose,” Lozano instructed TUDN. “The issue is that generally the media are those that have an effect on that, the connection between the followers and us.”
Lozano referenced the shops, commentators and analysts that go for unfavorable takes on the Mexican nationwide workforce to generate views and clicks. Although former head coach Gerardo Martino addressed the divide between the Mexican shops and gamers forward of the World Cup, Sunday’s displaying on the Azteca proved a larger divorce.
New chief Diego Cocca insists, nevertheless, that the workforce can deal with it.
“Folks have the fitting to say what they need and provides their opinion on what they need; we’re robust, we’re dedicated and desiring to work and proceed on our path,” Cocca mentioned through the postgame information convention.
“I am pleased with the unity of the group, with what was executed on the sphere, with the variety of goal-scoring conditions that we created. I am with them, I am with the gamers.”
The Mexican nationwide workforce will now need to earn again the assist of the followers with optimistic returns within the upcoming CONCACAF tournaments and friendlies.
Mexico returns to motion on April 19 when dealing with the US in a pleasant.