“The Mexican needs to be convinced”: Almada explained how he boosted the level of “La Chofis” López
Guillermo Almada, technical director of Club Pachuca, explained this Saturday that Javier Eduardo la ‘Chofis’ López is the example of how the Mexican soccer player can be empowered, just by convincing himself.
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This is what the Uruguayan said in a press conference, after the victory of the Tuzos over Club León:
“I always say that the Mexican needs to be convinced, that is not imposed, each player chooses. Eduardo was convinced of the things that we proposed to him and today he shows his good level. For example, against Necaxa he was the player who recovered the most balls, with 18. He is also contributing from other places, not just with goals ”
And it is that “La Chofis” has four scores in the Clausura 2023 tournament and is the scorer for Pachuca, after the departure of players like Víctor el ‘Pocho’ Guzmán and Nico Ibañez. Now, the former player of the Chivas del Guadalaja and San Jose Earthquakes, of the MLS, is one of the figures of the Tuzos and continues to improve his records in the MX League.
“He has wonderful talent, a lot of leadership, he’s a great finisher. He deserves everything, he had been hit by certain circumstances of his career. He was convinced and he deserves this, he has to continue to grow, ”he added Almada.
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The 28-year-old midfielder scored the game-winning goal for Pachuca about Lion, on day five. With this victory, the Tuzos continue as leaders of the Closing 2023 and they maintain the defense of the crown, which they achieved with last year’s title.
It is worth mentioning that Almada He is among the candidates to lead the Mexican National Team, after Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino’s process, and three years after Mexico hosts the World Cup, along with the United States and Canada.
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The ‘Chofis’ Lopez, if he continues at that level, he could earn a call to the Mexican National Team, for the matches that will be played in March. There, it is expected that there will already be a defined technician for the national representative.
In this context, Almada assured on January 25 that he is lReady to lead the Mexican National Team towards the 2026 World Cup process.
In interview with ESPNthe Uruguayan strategist revealed that, in his contract with the Liga MX club, there is a clause that would allow you to take the opportunity to reach the bench of the Aztec squad.
“The managers of Pachuca know that we would like that challenge (to lead Mexico), no matter how much we insist that I am comfortable, we are prepared for the Mexican National Team”
It is worth mentioning that the current Mexican soccer champion has been related to other national teams, such as the Uruguay and of Ecuadoralthough so far none of these approaches have materialized.
When questioned about what scope he would have with El Tri, Almada affirmed thate would offer a “powerful” team that makes the fan dream. However, among his requests to the directors of the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) are “Union and a lot of support.”
“Surely make a selection of young people, with experienced footballers, who will be the bastions, and make a powerful selection, because Mexico can achieve it with the footballers it has, a lot of conviction of what can be transmitted to players, make a union with management and fans, to get to compete “
The Uruguayan is supported by his work, three finals in four tournaments he has managed (two years) in the MX League and the skill to debut players with the possibility of going to Europe, as is the case of Omar Campos, from Santos Laguna. In his mind, already have a work plan to reconvert the Mexican National Team, in case it is chosen for the 2026 World Cup.
“There would be a lack of conviction, believing it more in its conditions, a diagrammed and planned task, to achieve those achievements, with the conviction that we must transmit. One speaks of the figurative sense, the conviction that must be shown to buy the idea, so that they raise the collective conviction ”, he added.