Mexican Fans not Happy with Mexico – Honduras Draw at Estadio Azteca

By administrator1 September 8, 2016 00:28
Picture Courtesy of: Imago7/Álvaro Paulin.

Picture Courtesy of: Imago7/Álvaro Paulin.

By Francisco Romero. – When it was all said and done the Mexican National Team finished first in its group after a 0 – 0 draw against Honduras in the fourth round of the qualifying match at Estadio Azteca on Tuesday.

Mexico is one of six teams in CONCACAF that will play for the right to obtain a spot in the Russia 2018 World Cup.

Even thought Mexico dropped a couple of points against Honduras, El Tri had already clinched first place in its group; Honduras finished second.

For the passionate Mexican fans it was not enough, the draw against Honduras just didn’t cut it, specially having the game played at Estadio Azteca.

By game’s end the fans at Estadio Azteca were chanting “Fuera Osorio,” referring to the dismissal of Mexico’s head coach Juan Carlos Osorio.

“In reality I did not hear the chants,” said Osorio after the game. “When the game is on, I only concentrate on the game, but my assistants did tell me about the chants afterward,”

As a sports analyst this is a tough one to dissect; first of all the fans have all the right in the world to demand positive results.

As mentioned above, the Mexican fans are passionate about El Tri; they are second to none when it comes to caring, defending and supporting its national team thus wanting a winner in return.

Totally fair!

On the other hand, as poorly as Mexico played against Honduras, the Colombian born Osorio has not done a bad job overall guiding El Tri.

Under Osorio Mexico has played 13 games with a record of 10 – 2 – 1 (draw); they have scored 22 goals in favor and 10 against (7 of those goals in one game vs. Chile in Copa America). To begin his tenure with Mexico, Osorio guided Mexico to 10 straight victories and the opposition went 806 minutes without scoring against Mexico.

The next two games for Mexico will not only be crucial in fighting for a spot in Russia 2018, but the jury will be out looking very closely at Mexico’s head coach Osorio.

Things will not get easier; Mexico is scheduled to face the United States in Columbus, Ohio, next November in the final round.

By administrator1 September 8, 2016 00:28

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