Manchester United’s Daley Blind has been of paramount importance to the team since joining them in a £ 16 million deal from the Dutch league last summer. The arrival of the Dutchman was largely overlooked due to the signing of Angel di Maria.
Mexico manager Miguel Herrera remains confident that the national team will be able to make a huge impact at the Copa America.
The chances of Mexico being regarded as one of the title winners are extremely low largely because the national team will be without a number of top players due to the CONCACAF's Gold Cup. This tournament will take place in July and most of the European-based players in the Mexican national team will be involved in this tournament as well. Due to the clashes of interest, it is likely that Herrera will have a depleted squad at his disposal.
When Mexico took on Ecuador the previous week, all eyes were on Chicharito.
The striker had not been playing that much of Football for the Los Blancos. So, obviously, there were concerns about the possible rustiness in his play, but, he started and seemed as if he was in as good a rhythm as ever.
He made commence straightaway and Mexico was up 1-0 within 15 minutes of the start of the game.
It’s not only the fact that Hernandez found the back of the net; it’s his overall display which was heartening to see.
Mexico and United States have a football rivalry which began as early as the 1930’s when both national teams faced off in a game that would decide which squad was going to earn their qualification ticket to the 1934 World Cup and this match was eventually won by United States as the American outfit claimed a 4-2 triumph.
Even though there is a big rivalry between the Mexican and American teams, the manager of the Mexican national side Miguel Herrera does not believe that it’s going to be a problem to see many of his players joining the Major League Soccer.
After the demise of Chivas USA from the MLS, the future of striker Erick Torres Padilla has been in doubt with many linking him with a move to Europe.
The coach of the Mexican national football team Miguel Herrera is not sure why Jurgen Klinsmann was included in the shortlist of managers that have been nominated and have a chance of winning the FIFA Best Coach of the Year award of 2014.
“I don't know why JurgenKlinsman is on the list of the best 10 managers of the year. Maybe because he's German. That's the only explanation we have, because he hasn't done anything to be there. I'd say Jorge Luis Pinto did more with Costa Rica." Miguel Herrera said as he does not agree with the decision of FIFA.
The Mexican forward of Real Madrid, Javier Hernandez has not played in the latest friendly matches of his country Mexico as they faced off with Bolivia and Chile earlier in September and according to the coach of the team Miguel Herrera said that it was due to the player wanting to focus on his club more than anything else.
When the summer transfer window was about to reach its end, Javier Hernandez signed a loan deal with Real Madrid.
Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa has managed to secure a high-profile move to Malaga following his impressive performances at the World Cup 2014. Ochoa was one of the best goalkeepers at the tournament after he made some stunning saves especially against Neymar of Brazil. It helped Mexico reached the last 16 of the competition. He was once again the standout performer in the last 16 against Netherlands and it almost helped saw Mexico in the quarter-finals. He was defeated only in the final five minutes of the encounter with one of the goals being a penalty.
New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has claimed that he wants his new club the better than the Dutch. The 62-year-old comes straight into the job after having finished with Netherlands. He left Netherlands with his head held high after managing to get the team into the semi-finals of the World Cup 2014. Many felt that they were quite unlucky to lose to Argentina on penalties. Still, as a consolation, van Gaal ensured that Netherlands finished third in the World Cup by winning the play-off against Brazil.
Mexican manager Miguel Herrera has confirmed that he plans to use the final pretournament friendly match against Ecuador as a preparation to find his best starting line-up. After being on the edge of being knocked out of the World Cup qualifying stage, Mexico come into the tournament as one of the inform teams in the last few months. They are undefeated in the last five friendly matches, while they go into the final two against Bosnia and Portugal in a good run of form. The most recent victory came in the form of a 2-0 win over Ecuador.