Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio warned Saturday that his team’s game against El Salvador in the 2017 Gold Cup will be very difficult and considered that the rival team will play all against the Tricolor.
The Colombian strategist also referred to the punishment of six parties that this day imposed by FIFA to him after his angry protest on the referees in the party before Portugal, by the third place in the Glass Confederations Russia 2017.
“We expect a very difficult opponent and we know Eduardo Lara very well, who will surely give the defense a privilege. He is a recognized and experienced coach,” said Osorio, who will not be able to stand on the Mexican bench when he meets The first of the six sanctioning matches.
Mexico and El Salvador will play tomorrow in the second game of Group C as the first will face the selections of Curacao and Jamaica. Both games will be held at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego.
On the sanction of FIFA, Osorio said that it “hurts a lot”, especially “not being able to be at the front of the group because it is an important tournament for Mexican football and it is my responsibility to be on the bench.”
He considered his reaction in the match against Portugal as “a regrettable event, I hope and I will do everything possible because it will not happen again” and said that it was “a mixture of frustration, sadness, disappointment and regret, since there will always prevail the authority of the referees”.
Osorio said that the president of the Mexican Football Federation, Decio de Maria expressed his opinion about his behavior and respects it and if there is an extra punishment by the Femexfut will comply.
“I assume all responsibility and abide by any decision,” he concluded.