Ricardo Cadena, technical director of the Mexican Under-23 National Team is close to achieving his first failure at the head of the youth Tricolor by tying 0 goals against the Dominican Republic and complicate your pass to the men’s soccer semifinals at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games.
The Aztec team continues to show that there are many doubts in the game approach, not being able to against his counterpart from the Dominican Republic as he had few scoring opportunities.
And with the tie against the Dominicans, Mexico has shown a lack on the field and For the first time in the history of the Pan American Games, he can leave a competition without scoring a score.
For the national team to make it to the semifinals, it needs Chile and Uruguay tie their part later or that the hosts manage to beat the charrúas and thus play the pass to the next round on the last day.
However, a victory for Uruguay would complicate things for Mexico, since Chile would close against the Dominican Republic, on paper, the weakest team in Group A.
The player of the match against the Dominican Republic was the Querétaro goalkeeper, Fernando Tapia, who during the 90 minutes of the match was a key piece for Mexico to keep its goal clean.
Mexico will define Group A against Uruguay next Sunday, October 29 at the Elías Figueroa Stadium.
“Pained, sad, for not achieving the goal, what is winning; We had the right situations to change course, we couldn’t convert; In the first half we had important situations,” said Ricardo Cadena, who hopes precisely to get that result that can place him in the medal zone.
“We must understand that it is a tournament; If you don’t think about it, situations can also happen to you.s. The game is like this: Success and error. Try to have that pride in representing our country. We all want the cycles, to complete them with medals; We want to close with victory against Uruguay… For me they are not failures, they are great players”he finished.