There is something on Diego Martín Cocca’s face that prevents him from smiling fully.
The coach of the Mexican National Team is about to face his first friendly match in the United States, but he is aware that he received a grenade with the insurance about to be expired. That is why it is very necessary to beat the United States, a rival against whom they have not triumphed since September 2019.
Since then, they have met four times, of which the bitter rival won three and a draw was recorded.
“This is a process, of improvement little by little and with time and patience, which has been lost a lot,” says the Argentine. “I trust that things get better every day.”
Which should be demonstrated this Wednesday night on the field of the State Farm stadium, where his process could experience a breaking point, regardless of the fact that it is only in his third match.
“It’s a very important game because of the historical rivalry that exists with the United States, because it is the strong rival in the area,” he acknowledges.
Playing the duel outside of the FIFA date and that it is between the penultimate and the penultimate day of the League tournament complicates it much more, because what the Mexican clubs are most interested in is that their soccer players do not get injured.
“And we agree that we are in a difficult moment in the MX League, because we are in the last games and all the teams are playing something,” he stressed. “For this reason, we face this game in the best way, being politicians, knowing that the National Team belongs to everyone and we reached a good agreement with the clubs, who have lent us players.”