Dallas, Texas (Submitted) /
The Mexican National Team will play five games during the summerthree friendlies and two officials within the Concacaf Nations League. Gerardo Martino’s idea is that when the time comes to face Surinam in Torreon and Jamaican in Kingstoncan divide the squad and rest some players.
What is surprising is that Raúl Jiménez asked Tata Martino to play the duels of the Nations Leaguein which the Tricolor coach did not contemplate his usual starters, such as the Wolverhampton striker of the Premier Leaguerather to those who do not enjoy so many minutes and are in the concentration, as well as some who are in the European Leagues and did not have as much activity in the season.
Why does Raúl want to play the Nations League?
Raúl’s idea is to have a higher pace of play and sharpen his aim ahead of the new season in the Premier League and the Qatar World Cup 2022since the campaign that just ended in England was not the best for him in terms of productivity.
With the Wolves in this football year, the Wolf of Tepeji added two thousand 685 minutes among all the competitions he played with his club, but could only score six goalsbeing his worst season in that field since he arrived at English football.
Like Raúl, players like Orbelin Pineda and Diego Lainez They will also be part of the Mexican National Team that will play against Suriname in Torreón and the Reggae Boyz in Kingston, as well as Marcelo Floresan element that recently chose to play with Mexico.
Jiménez was one of the last players to arrive at the concentration of the Mexican National Team in the city of Dallas, Texas, same in which next Saturday el Tri will face Nigeria in the first friendly game of this tour of three duels in the United States.