ESPN FC’s Herculez Gomez joins Sebastian Salazar on Futbol Americas to discuss Tata Martino’s comments about Hector Herrera’s move to Houston Dynamo and whether he will still start for Mexico at the World Cup.
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Foreign Time in Houston a waste a waste uh shots Fired from Tata at MLS or was it erector What do you think uh both I think it's Directed at both they are shots fired Are they warranted that's a different Question I actually asked Carlos Vela About this and Carlos was adamant that If he was a Mexican national team coach Yeah he got his reasons he I'd want my Players playing at the highest levels as Well I want 30. I want 50 of them Playing in Europe at the highest levels As long as they can but guess what these Are humans and they decide what's best Not only for them but for their families Shows that at his age 33 turning 34 Years old Wanted to and saw a good opportunity to Go play in Major League Soccer then so Be it but Tata Martino shots fired sure Are they warranted also because as a Coach of the Mexican national of any National team you want the best possible Team and yes guess what being a player That plays in Europe means you are a Better player if than if you play Major League Soccer highest of levels in Europe I should say sure Um look if if the last story made us Think of Mexico's desperation this story Makes me think of Mexico's desperation As well because this to me is a Reflection of Tata Martino looking at
That roster and saying wait a sec this Guy could be playing at a place like Atletico Madrid and he's at Houston Dynamo well okay I got a bunch of other Guys that are playing at the elite Levels right no that's the problem for Tata Martino if he had 10 12 15 guys at The elite levels he wouldn't be talking About this you know what else would stop Him from talking about this if Hector Right now looked great if Hector had Come to Houston and bawled out my Concern when archacha made the move is That even just those few months in Major League Soccer would put him off from Being at the elite level for the World Cup Tata Martino her correct me if I'm Wrong is not saying this if he's not Seeing a significant drop in Hector's Game since he returned to Major League Soccer I can't even tell you it's been a Drop in his game he's not been available That's a reality he's a little older Longer than the tooth and father time is Undefeated so who knows if it's the Level or if it's injury or what the case May be but it's funny it is funny the Hypocrisy that comes out of FMF is Hilarious to me because Carlos Vela Please come back with us please please Yes Carlos Vela it's okay for you to play an MLs come to us He's wasting his time so what is it
Um so you know Hector very well right Like if I were a player and just before A World Cup I heard my coach saying this About me I'd be a little hurt I'd be a Little hurt now maybe you say I'm Sensitive uh how do you think Hector Will hear these comments from Tata Martino because there are criticisms not Just of MLS but of the player himself so You said you would be hurt right yeah Yeah or like bothered so it wouldn't sit Well for a second bear with me Carlos Fella same situation he would be Bothered Maybe there are other players who would Be hurt maybe the other place were a Little bit more sensitive and would feel Like that's a betrayal I think ector Falls along those lines Ivan character Would see this and feel a little Betrayed a little slap in the face do You think do you think it might impact His playing time at the World Cup like Do you think he's still the lock to be The huge piece for Tata Martino or do You think this is a little bit of a of a Warning shot that hey is not at that Level y'all think he's at and he's not Gonna play the role in Qatar if he is Healthy or anywhere near Health he will Play uh because the the dive yes Charlie Rodriguez or it ends up being a Luis Romo I I don't think that's where he Wants to go with this
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