The Mexican national team’s training session had a cold atmosphere after the defeat against Argentina that left them on the verge of elminiation.
In addition, there was the confirmation of the absence of captain Andres Guardado, who came off the bench in the first half.
According to information from TV Azteca journalist David Medrano, Guardado suffered a pulled muscle that not only leaves him out of their final group match against Saudi Arabia, with an estimated recovery time of eight days.
Guardado thus ends a history of five World Cups after 42 minutes on the pitch in which he wore the Mexico captain’s armband.
Mexico train in a different environment
The Mexican national team returned to the field to prepare for the match against Saudi Arabia and the good mood was left behind, with long faces and a fragmented group.
The team took 20 minutes to take to the pitch, with Guardado in the group, stretching and then working separately while he underwent a test to determine the severity of his injury.
It’s all Messi’s fault
Coach Gerardo Martino analysed Mexico’s defeat in an interview for TUDN and considered that for an hour they had the game where they wanted it, but a Lionel Messi move put an end to the work that they were doing.
“Vega kicks a freekick and the goalkeeper ends up deflecting it at the other post at the end of the first half, Messi kicks it from outside the box and hits it against the post, they are goal situations and it is only a goal situation because Messi took it. With any other player it is not a goal situation,” said Tata to TUDN.