‘Tata’ Martino again referred to Rogelio Funes Mori and expressed his personal taste for the striker that Monterrey who is about to be eligible for the Mexican National Team
The technician of the Mexican team, Gerardo Martino, did not hide his desire to have Rogelio Funes Mori, who completed his Mexican naturalization procedures and could be part of the Tricolor once the change of nationality with FIFA ends.
“If he is a footballer that I like? Yes i like it. Sure. He has been in Mexico for a long time and it is not a minor fact and it is the time it takes a player to nationalize and has good seasons with Monterrey. It has had outstanding participation and beyond some better or worse performance. It’s a matter of personal taste ”, he declared.
The Argentine strategist mentioned that he will only take into account the strikers who are eligible for the Gold Cup, so the Monterrey footballer must have everything in order before the 14th of this month.
“When it comes to the pre-list moment, the ones announced will be those who legally can be. If something happens with a player, he is not there and can be, as long as it is in legal terms, it will be taken into account to evaluate, but for now nothing new has appeared on that issue, “he mentioned.
When questioned about the status of the ‘Twin’, Martino pointed out that he is not aware of the procedures that the Monterrey Club has, nor the forward.
“I am not aware of what is happening in that sense and in any case I will find out, because as I always said: As soon as it is legally possible to summon it, we will take it into account, while I am aware of the players I have with me,” he said. at a press conference.
The ‘Tata’ assured that Mexico The naturalized cannot be closed, since they have been taken into account in first-line teams and have become world champions.
“It is controversial, it is seen all over the world and I experienced it in Paraguay. I am a coach and I have an opinion that is not entirely objective, but if there is a player legally and if they do it in important teams and world champions, it seems to me that there is not much to discuss. Talking about this becomes relevant and where there is controversy on an issue it is because there is relevance and I understand the situation ”, he said.
In the same way, he had a small message for Santiago Ormeño, who received the call for the Peruvian National Team when he was considered by that country for the Copa América to be held in the coming days.
“What I wish to any footballer, to do well, have a great Copa América and hopefully he can do an extraordinary job in the national team,” he concluded.