For Guillermo Ochoa, Mexico doesn’t have to win the Gold Cup: ‘You’re bound to fight’

For Guillermo Ochoa, Mexico doesn’t have to win the Gold Cup: ‘You’re bound to fight’

Despite the fact that the Mexican national team is the first winner of the tournament, for Guillermo Ochoa No obligation to win the Gold Cup. The historical goalkeeper referred to the highest-ranked tournament in CONCACAF and emphasized that the sole responsibility of the national team is to “compete”.

But he agreed that there was a “thorn” between the players after his existence Lost the final in the 2021 edition Against the strong competitor, and United State (months ago three He was also defeated in the final The League of Nations), and that the goal is to take it out by obtaining the title in the next tournament that will be held this summer. The last time the Al Tri team won the Gold Cup was in 2019.

“There has always been a lot of pressure in Mexican football, and more in the Gold Cup (…) People think it’s a must win and I don’t agree. You are forced to compete and fight. They lost those finals but she played well. We played very well, but people only remember the final result, and it’s a thorn we have to get rid of anyway,” Ochoa commented in an interview with The brand is clear.

gatekeeper 37 years old It has established itself as a guardian of the Mexican arc in the past decade. He recently played his fifth World Cup, which he joined Five Cups Club (A group of players who managed to attend the football tournament in five different versions), which has only eight members.

Despite the generosity of the position he occupies, Ochoa is a veteran who is getting closer and closer to the end of his career. However, the Mexican He has set his sights on the next World Cup in 2026 Disputed at home and based in Mexico, the United States and Canada. If he does, he becomes the first player to bring six cups.

Aware of his long career, the current goalkeeper of the Italian club Salernitana stated that he still sees himself as a member of the Mexican national team in the new process that is about to start with the Argentine. Diego Coca on top of the project. Although there are nearly three years left to reach the next World Cup, tournaments such as the Gold Cup, Nations League and Copa America will be held during the course.

Meanwhile, the first step has already been taken with First call from Mexico In the new process, which Ochoa is included.

goalkeepers: Guillermo Ochoa (Salernitana), Carlos Acevedo (Santos), Antonio Rodriguez (Tijuana).

Defenders: Cesar Montes (Espanyol), Gilberto Sepúlveda (Chivas), Nestor Araujo (USA), Johan Vazquez (Cremonese), Jorge Sanchez (Ajax), Kevin Alvarez (Pachuca), Gerardo Arteaga (Genk), Jesus Gallardo (Genk), Angulo ( Tigres), Julian Araujo (Barcelona B), Israel Reyes (USA), Hector Moreno (Monterrey)

Midfielders: Luis Romo (Monterrey), Edson Alvarez (Ajax), Luis Chavez (Pachuca), Fernando Nene Beltran (Chivas), Carlos Rodriguez (Cruz Azul), Diego Linez (Tigres), Alfonso Gonzalez (Monterrey), Eric (Gonzalez) PSV ), Eric Sanchez (Pachuca), Sebastian Cordova (Tigres), Marcel Ruiz (Toluca), Uriel Antuna (Cruz Azul), Roberto Pigo Alvarado (Chivas).

strikersSantiago Jimenez (Feyenoord), Hirving Lozano (Napoli), Orbelin Pineda (AEK Athens), Raul Jimenez (Wolverhampton), Henry Martin (USA), Roberto de la Rosa (Pachuca).

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