Mexico is at the ideal time to aspire to a World Cup, as it has players of level and experience in international competitions, said coach Jesús Ramírez, the U-17 world champion in 2005.
“Today is the ideal time to be able to aspire to the World Cup because winning generations come together in this World Cup,” Ramirez said before the premiere of the film “Champions” that recreates the feat of the team that he led the title 13 years ago.
The former coach of America referred to players like Giovani dos Santos and Carlos Vela, summoned by coach Juan Carlos Osorio for Russia 2018, who achieved the 2005 championship, who can transmit their experience of world champions to others.
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The LAFC striker trusts that the Tri manages to exploit their strengths and not think too much about the rivals.
He said the team headed by Osorio has to concentrate not only on reaching the fifth game (quarterfinals), but on playing equally against teams like Germany and play the final.
“It’s a serious mistake to think about the fifth, you need seven games to be a champion, it’s better to think of seven, it costs the same time, it’s better to think big,” he warned.
Ramirez, who led the Mexican team as an interim in 2008 said he was not surprised by the list of preselected announced yesterday by Osorio because the coach has formed a team that gives a “cushion” to protect in case of not having injured players .
He justified the absences of players like midfielders Rodolfo Pizarro and José Juan Vázquez and goalkeeper Rodolfo Cota because he considered that the coach has the possibility to choose what he wants and considers best for his game strategy.