Match Preview: Mexico VS. Trinidad and Tobago (CONCACAF)

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Updated: July 19, 2013
Marco Fabian

 

 

Date: 21 July 2013
The Verdict: Mexico Moves Closer To The Final

 
El Tri is (back). Mexico’s 3-1 victory against Martinique did not only salvage its CONCACAF bid. It also foretells crucial improvements, which, if coupled with consistency, can be the squad’s major weapons over Trinidad and Tobago.

 

Although many underestimate Mexico’s previous triumph, this does not change the fact that it advanced to the quarterfinal. Slowly, but surely, it has redeemed its tarnished reputation brought by a poor Confederations Cup performance and losing to Panama.

 

Marco Fabian was back on his feet again. Contributions from Luis Montez and Miguel Ponce were very helpful. A massive display of teamwork is what Mexico needs and what Jose Manuel dela Torre should emphasize. If properly executed, there is no doubt that Trinidad and Tobago shall have a hard time beating them.

 

During its past performance, El Tri has overly depended to Chicharito and now that he is nowhere to be found in the pitch, the rise of the above-mentioned players signal another burst of scoring energy from the team. The ante is up for Mexico, it only needs to keep the fire burning.

 

Limiting Martinique to a single goal also speaks of Mexico’s improving defence. Against Panama, it conceded two (2) goals. It kept a clean sheet over Canada and scored three (3) points in its recently concluded match. This defensive wall, if sustained, can paralyze Soca Warriors’ very own, Kenwyne Jones.

 

With six (6) CONCACAF trophies under its belt, Mexico is always a top-caliber contender. It may stumble along the way. But definitely, the former champs shall not bow down easily.

 

 

 

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