Tata Martino steps down as coach of Mexico after elimination in Qatar


After the elimination in the group stage of the World Cup in Qatar, the cycle of coach Gerardo Martino in charge of the Mexican national team came to an end. He announced his resignation during a press conference.

“My contract ended when the referee whistled the end of the match. There is nothing else to do”, said the coach, who took the blame for the failure at the World Cup.

“I am responsible for this disappointment we had today. I assume the failure we had in this World Cup”, said the 60-year-old coach.

About the game, Martino said that the Mexican team was looking for the goal at all times, as they knew that in the tiebreaker criterion they would have a disadvantage in discipline.

“We went for the third goal when we saw that it was necessary because of the result in Poland [contra a Argentina]we knew that yellow cards could put us out.”

Martino took over the Mexican national team in January 2019. He had a regular campaign in the qualifiers, but was heavily criticized for the team’s performance.

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