Following Mexico’s World Cup exit, GERARDO MARTINO declared that his tenure as head coach was over.
Poland finished second in Group C behind Argentina on goal difference, so Mexico’s 2-1 victory over Saudi Arabia was insufficient to secure a spot in the round of 16.
Martino, who has been in charge of Mexico since January 2019 and was previously in charge of Barcelona, stated after the game:There is nothing more that can be done since the contract came to an end at the last whistle.
I am the one to blame for the disappointment and frustration.
“I take full responsibility for this huge failure, and it truly saddens me.”
Mexico opened their Reality Cup crusade with a goalless draw against Poland prior to losing 2-0 to Argentina.
Mexico had a chance to move up to second place Wednesday night after losing 2-0 to Argentina in Poland.
However, El Tri was aware that they needed to extend their two-goal lead against Saudi Arabia, which was provided by Henry Martin and Luis Chavez, as all tiebreakers were level before Poland had an advantage over Mexico due to fewer yellow cards.
After Mexico had two goals disallowed in the second half, Salem Al Dawsari’s overtime goal for Saudi Arabia ensured Poland’s progression based on goal difference.
Martino stated,We outplayed the opposition and made more chances, which allowed us to score as many goals as were required.
Because of this, we decided to go for the third goal and brought in two center forwards together.
We were going out and knew Poland had fewer yellows, so it was necessary at that time.
“However, we failed, and I don’t believe we were eliminated in any of our previous matches, but rather today.
“When we have a clear head, I think we should look at this more deeply.
The reality is as follows:Due to our exit from the World Cup, we are in a vulnerable position.
Herve Renard, Saudi Arabia’s head coach, stated that his players and staff would always remember a World Cup in which they defeated Argentina.
Renard stated, I told them afterwards, “Congratulations on your World Cup, but we didn’t deserve to win the game.”
“What we did together at this World Cup will never be forgotten.”We had a harder time with this, but I will always protect them and am proud of their World Cup performance.