The Peruvian National Team failed to start the Juan Reynoso era in a great way by losing 1-0 to Mexico in the Rose Bowl in California. The Bicolor had good chances to open the scoring, which is why it has generated a lot of criticism from the Aztec press ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
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Given this, Gerardo Martino, DT of the Mexican National Team, came out to show his face at a press conference and give statements about what was the victory of the “Tri” against Peru.
Although a victory generates confidence in the squad, they know that there are things to improve ahead of the World Cup. However, time was given to highlight the virtues of Peru throughout the 90 minutes.
He knows that Juan Reynoso’s team had more clarity facing the rival field, so he praised his game and made it clear that Peru “could easily be a World Cup rival”.
“We had a strong rival (Peru) up front that could easily have been a World Cup rival. The first thing I saw in Peru is that it is a very professional team. Today was not a friendly match, it was like a tournament match”declared Gerardo Martino at a press conference.
In this way, it is clear that the Bicolor left a good feeling and helped Mexico with many shortcomings in sight that Gerardo Martino himself will try to remedy in the coming weeks.
Gerardo Martino praised Peru
When does Peru play?
Peru’s next duel will be against El Salvador on Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. Peruvian time.