Guillermo Ochoa is set to play his fifth World Cup match in Qatar 2022. The America goalkeeper had practically made his debut when Ricardo La Volpe called him up as the third goalkeeper for the 2006 Mexico national team in Germany. 16 years later, The Goalkeeper Sees himself facing what may be his last World Cup, but now he’s one of the Mexican fans’ public enemies.
Ochoa, who has been the undisputed owner of the Tricolor team for several years, He became the target of multiple criticisms for his performance. A few weeks ago, memo He fell out of favor with his own fans in America after being one of those responsible for the elimination of Team Coapa in the Liga MX semi-finals.
A few days before the debut of the Mexican national team in Qatar memo He has been attacked by several fans who blame him for the Mexican debacle in the friendly against Sweden. The Mexican goal was perforated twice, with little to do for the American goalkeeper.
The first goal came after a pass that went through the whole of Mexico and saw late reactions from César Montes and Héctor Moreno, the game’s centre-backs. The Swedish striker took advantage of this mistake and put the Vikings team on the scoreboard. Minutes after the end of the game, Sweden took a corner kick and after a switchback at the near post, the ball landed at the feet of Mattias Svanberg, who fired it low and sealed Sweden’s victory.
It should be emphasized that throughout his career Guillermo Ochoa has been characterized as a goalkeeper who doesn’t go out to cut the air balls, which compromises your defenders and gives your opponents a buff. Now, every time there’s a set piece (corner or free-kick) against Mexico, it’s agony waiting for it not to score when Ochoa is under the three sticks.
The new five-cup team from Mexico is perhaps the best option for the goal, but in front there will be a Polish team that can exploit all the shortcomings of the Tricolor team in the air and aim for victory on this side. Gerhard Martino He has an important task ahead of his debut: fine-tuning his defense to defend through the air, as Ochoa is his favorite goalkeeper and will be of little help to him in these matters.