Tata Martino and Eduardo Berizzo had been heavily influenced by Marcelo Bielsa at Newell’s and are implementing these suggestions with their new teams
When Mexico lines up against Paraguay on Tuesday, it will appear across the midfield line and see a group that appears a lot like itself.
Paraguay, like El Tri, is beginning a new cycle with a manager at present far more focused on establishing a style of play than having final results. It really is the second game with that coach, Eduardo Berizzo, in spot, and they will be hunting for the ball. Mexico manager Tata Martino felt that strategy was worth laying out to a press corps generally applied to seeing teams from smaller sized nations sit back and hope for the most effective against El Tri.
“A thing worth explaining is that Paraguay is not going to defend. Paraguay is not going to sit back,” Martino stated at Monday’s pre-match news conference. “They’re going to place on the higher press and certainly in Eduardo’s thoughts is being in a position to repeat the displaying his group had in the second half against Peru and not in the 1st half against Peru.”
Martino knows effectively how Berizzo thinks about the game. It really is not all that distinct from the thoughts that go by way of his personal thoughts. A veteran Tata and a fresh-faced “Toto” played on the identical Newell’s Old Boys teams below Marcelo Bielsa, studying from a manager who ultimately would spawn a coaching tree that, in addition to the two national group coaches, contains Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, whom he coached at Newell’s, Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone and River Plate boss Marcelo Gallardo, whom he coached with the Argentine national group.
By this point the tenets held by “Bielsistas” are effectively-identified. There is the rush to build numerical superiority in a zone generally with the fullbacks pushing up, the pressing right after losing possession and, above all, the want to have the ball.
“If I have to pick how to attack, I’d like to do it with possession of the ball, not sitting back and hoping to get the ball as effectively. You have to recover it, but I like to use possession to attack. I think that if you dominate the ball, you dominate the game – and if you use it effectively with movement, imagination, you hurt the opponent,” Berizzo stated on Monday. “It really is an concept I think in. Not everybody plays the identical way, and all the strategies of playing are valid.
“Gerardo, for instance, also adheres to this concept. It really is a group that normally bets on coming out to play for the respect of the game’s aesthetic and that is exactly where we discover ourselves. Two comparable types will face each and every other, exactly where normally for a single side or the other the balance tilts toward the great players, the players who connect with other great players and make a great group.”
Each coaches are nonetheless in the approach of forming what they hope will be great teams, with only a single match below their belts, a three-1 win for Mexico more than Chile and a 1- loss to Peru for the Albirroja.
Paraguay turned to the former Atheltic and Sevilla coach right after an abrupt falling out with former Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio, when Mexico waited till Martino’s season with Atlanta United was wrapped up to bring in the former Barcelona, Argentina and Paraguay manager also to replace Osorio.
Every single manager is nonetheless having to know his respective group and each are anticipated to make huge alterations from the squads used in final week’s friendly games. Martino named in 28 players (in fact 29, but Jesus Corona did not travel across the Atlantic) and desires to see how these players respond to match action. He has restricted time ahead of the Gold Cup in the summer time, with Berizzo up against the identical time crunch ahead of the Copa America. In Martino’s case, on the other hand, no a single will win or drop a spot on the Gold Cup roster with their displaying at Levi’s Stadium.
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“No one is playing in a single game for the likelihood to keep or go. That is a single of the concerns that I’d like for my players to know. No one in 90 minutes or 30 or 60 is playing for their future,” Martino stated. “The future of a national group is formed by accumulating performances, by solidity in their seasons, a national group player is formed. He learns to be a national group player by playing in the circumstances more than time.
“If there is somebody that is out of the roster, it really is since there certainly is normally somebody out. You have to choose since there is a list of 23. But no one who is in the group suitable now is assured to be in the Gold Cup, and no one who is out of the Gold Cup will not be thought of for the future.”
Martino hopes that playing his old pal will be a great test for these players who may possibly be far more on the fringe of the national group. They will have a likelihood to demonstrate they recognize and adapt effectively to the style of play he desires, in the face of a group attempting to do the identical.