Gerona, Spain. /
Rogelio Funes Mori is shaping up to be the starting striker of the Mexican team for the opening match against Poland in the World Cup in Qatar 2022. The possibility is opening up to the naturalized Mexican, because Raul Jimenez will not arrive at a good football rhythm against the Poles, since she has suffered an injury since last August that has prevented her from being fully used on the courts; however, the good news for the gunner of the wolves is that the pubitis that he suffers has been giving way and he is heading to be in the final list for the world.
The striker of scratched is the one that he likes the most Gerardo “Tata” Martinobecause it has characteristics similar to those of Raul Jimenezwho during his time at El Tri has always been his first option in the attack axis, but due to the lack of football rhythm, the strategist begins to see Funes Mori as your best option since in a world Cup nothing can be given away.
In his favor, the Twin has to close the tournament with activity Opening 2022 with scratchedbecause managed to overcome the injury he had on his right thigh and reappeared in good shape with the royals, where he even made five goals: four in the regular phase and one more in the Liguilla.
He wins the race against Henry Martin
There is no doubt that Henry Martin lived a great Opening 2022 with Americaeven became the Mexican who scored the most goals in the competition with 13 goals in League and Liguilla; however, it is not the option that the Tata Martino against Polandbecause the soccer characteristics of the Yucatecan do not correspond to the style of play of the Mexican teamsince he is not a striker who plays outside the area as they do Raúl Jiménez and Rogelio Funes Mori.
The quarter forward that today appears on the list of 31 summoned by Tata Martino is Santiago Giménezbut everything indicates that it will be one of the elements sacrificed when the strategist has to reduce his payroll to 26 elements prior to the World Cup; that is, the Cruz Azul youth squad will not be enough to go to Qatar 2022despite being the top scorer in the Group Stage of the Europe League with the Feyenoorda club with which he made four goals in said competition.
Even so, Santi keeps the flame of hope burning, since the only way to sneak into the World Cup with Mexico is that Raul Jimenez not be able to recover 80 percent of the injury suffered in the pubis; nevertheless, Gimenez is the last option Gerardo Martinobeyond the fact that his number facing the rival goal supports him: in the semester he made five goals with Cruz Azul and accumulate six with Feyenoord Come in Eredivisie and Europa League.
A new trident arises in the Tri
in the mind of Gerardo Martino is the idea of placing Hirving Lozano and Alexis Vega as the extremes that accompany Funes Mori in view of Polandso much of what the forward of scratched on the field of play will depend on the talent of these two elements, since they will be in charge of unbalancing the enemy defense.
This trident of Mexican team It has only been occupied once in the whole process of Gerardo Martino; happened against The Savior in the Cuscatlán Stadium, where the three were active in the triumph of El Tri (2-0).
Although none of the three players scored a goal against the Salvadorans, this is one of the matches where more shots on goal made the Tri during the World Cup qualifying round, by accumulating 12 hits, of which four were from these three elements.