One of Luisa, president of the Mexican Soccer Federation, supported the call for Rogelio Funes Mori to Mexican team for the gold Cup, although he assured that the call is due to the lack of attackers of the Tricolor at this time, especially after the injury of Raúl Jiménez.
The manager assured that a year ago there was no need to naturalize players and that they even spoke with Gerardo Martino of the subject in a Assembly of Owners.
“More than a year ago in an Assembly of Owners, Tata Martino presented its strategic plan towards Qatar and where the reduction of foreigners in Mexican soccer was requested and the issue of naturalized citizens was also discussed and in the former he told me: ‘ Yon, there is no need right now to summon any naturalized player because the players that we have born in Mexico are the ones who should be. ”But the tragedy that happened to Raúl Jiménez and although fortunately he is on an extraordinary path but this has generated certain spaces that we must cover “, declared de Luisa for ESPN.
De Luisa also mentioned that at the moment they do not have the necessary papers for Funes Mori to be summoned to the Selection.
“If we can have Rogelio or some other player already naturalized tomorrow, because as of today we do not have those papers, then we cannot officially talk about the issue, but if we can have them tomorrow it would be very good for him to ‘Tata’ have a bigger fan, “he detailed.
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