Tata Martino: “I know where I was born but I have to do the impossible for Mexico.”

Speaking before Mexico’s crucial Group C game with Argentina tomorrow, Mexico coach Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino explained he remains focused on achieving “the impossible” with his team, despite being Argentine by birth. The former Barcelona coach responded to questions about the situation by saying:

“I’m aware of the importance of the match for both Mexico and Argentina and I’m aware that the future of the two teams probably depends on what happens tomorrow. After the draw, we never imagined a scenario like the one that will take place tomorrow, but we’re working hard for Mexico and we want the best for Mexico. I might ask you: if you were in my place, what would you do? Mexico has to win, we’ll look for Mexico to win. I know where I was born, but I have to do the impossible for Mexico to win and I can’t do anything else.”

Argentina’s shock loss to Saudi Arabia and Mexico’s draw with Poland makes the game in Doha pivotal for both team’s futures at the World Cup.


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