“There is no place to convince in the National Team”, Tata Martino insisted that Carlos Vela was ruled out of the Tri

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The 33-year-old striker was crowned this Saturday with LAFC in the MLS Cup

“There is no room for convincing in the National Team”, Tata Martino insisted that Carlos Vela was discarded from the Tri

(Photo: Twitter/LAFC)

After Carlos Vela became champion of the MLS Cup with LAFC, the technical director of the Selection Mexican soccer player, Gerardo “Tata” Martino, was forceful in pointing out that no player can be begged to wear the Aztec shirt and assured that the 33-year-old striker had been in exile since 2019.< /p>

In an interview for ESPN and just 15 days before the start of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Argentine coach asserted that “there is no place to convince soccer players” .

“Value of Carlos how clear and forceful it is and there are times that a coach says here there is a loophole through which to enter, convince, encourage and there it is as if the goal had a collective ahead. What for some may be an undefined topic, for me it has been defined since 2019″

In the same tenor, he mentioned that the only way to have spoken with Carlos is to have some difference with him, but he pointed out that this was not the case of the 10 of the LAFC, a team that this Saturday was crowned by beating the Philadelphia Union on penalties. which meant the first league title for the Mexican, since he did not lift any title with Osasuna (Spain), Arsenal (England) and Real Sociedad (Spain).

“In the National Team there is no room for convincing”, Tata Martino insisted that Carlos Vela was ruled out of the Tri

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Mexico Training and Press Conference – Mexico City, Mexico – February 11, 2019 Mexico coach Gerardo Martino during training REUTERS/Henry Romero/File Photo

“When you are a national team coach, do you have to convince the player to come? The conviction is when we have a personal problem. I have to sit down, because I can't allow a player to be there and I have to sit down with the sporting director or president, but when that doesn't happen, then no.”

In this sense, he assured that His culture as an Argentine does not allow him to convince soccer players, since these are the ones who should be willing to wear the national team shirt.

“I don't depart from being Argentine. You have to come to the selection. An injured Luis Romo told me that he wanted to come and that is what I value a lot”, he revealed.

“There is no room for convincing in the National Team”, Tata Martino insisted that Carlos Vela was ruled out of the Tri

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On the other hand, he pointed out that he will only take three forward centers to the World Cup, since Hirving Lozano and Alexis Vega can also play in that position if the situation so requires.

“We have players who can play in that spot, 'Chucky' and Alexis can play in that spot and four is overkill”

Regarding the absence of Javier ' Chicharito ' Hernández, Gerardo Martino mentioned that it is because of the style of play of the striker who plays for LA Galaxy and emphasized that from the beginning of his process he opted for Raúl Jiménez.

“Since I started I said that the center forward was Raúl Jiménez, to the point that during the first year and a half that Javier Hernández came with us he was a substitute. Then came the nationalization of Rogelio Funes Mori, the moment of Henry Martín and the appearance of Santiago Giménez”

“There is no room for convincing in the National Team”, Tata Martino insisted that Carlos Vela was ruled out of the Tri

(Photo: Instagram)< p class="paragraph">Similarly, he stated that his relationship with Javier Hernández is good and that they have spoken repeatedly.

“Yes, we spoke three times. One in person, one more by phone, another by Zoom and things are clear. It is a matter of deciding characteristics, of what one thinks for the team and different situations. Each coach has his own book and it's quite a complicated situation”, he stated.

He also mentioned that a striker will be ruled out and it will be decided between Santiago Giménez, Henry Martín, Rogelio Funes Mori and Raúl Jiménez himself, who has returned to training after suffering from pubalgia.