Guadalajara (Mexico), .- The defender Carlos Salcedo, member of the Mexican team at the 2018 World Cup, recognized on Tuesday that he has not recovered from a knee discomfort and his participation in the Gold Cup is at stake.
“I have a knock on the knee and I will be valued when I reach the concentration,” revealed Salcedo, who spent this year’s German Eintracht Frankfurt to the UANL Tigres of Mexican soccer, which on Saturday won the Clausura 2019 tournament title.
Salcedo explained this Tuesday in Guadalajara that he has kept in communication with the coach of the national team, the Argentine Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino, and will only travel to the Cup if he is healthy.
“I will be honest and good for myself and the national team (if I’m not well), I will not cover a place and I will leave that position to someone one hundred percent,” he said.
Mexico resumed its concentration in Mexico City on Monday with injuries from two other World Cups, forward Hirving Lozano of PSV Eindhoven and defender Miguel Layún of Rayados de Monterrey.
Before Mexico began to train without four of its main figures who were in Russia in 2018, strikers Javier Hernández, of West Ham English, Carlos Vela, of Los Angeles FC of MLS, and Jesus Manuel Corona, of Portuguese Porto, and midfielder Héctor Herrera, about to sign with Atlético de Madrid, who refused to play with El Tri.
Hand in hand with Martino, el Tri will work until next Saturday at his camp outside of Mexico City, after which he will travel to Atlanta to face Venezuela in a friendly 5. On the 7th the team will move to Dallas, where the 9 will play with Ecuador the last preparation match.
The 12 Mexicans will travel to Los Angeles to play the Gold Cup where they will be in Group A with Cuba, Canada and Martinique.
After winning the 2011 Gold Cup, Mexico has three unconvincing performances in the Concacaf tournament. In 2013 he was eliminated by Panama in the semifinals, in 2015 he won the title, after a controversial penalty when he was about to lose again with the Panamanians in the four best phase, and two months ago he was eliminated by Jamaica in the same stage. (EFE)