The midfielder and member of the Mexican team, Héctor Herrera, was quite excited to once again defend the colors of Tri after being summoned by coach Jaime Lozano for the friendly matches against the Australian and Uzbekistan teams prior to the start of the qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup to be held in the United States, Mexico and Canada.
He stated that his main objective is to support the team in everything he can to be able to win as many games as possible and also be a guide for all the new players who are part of the Mexican team.
“I am very happy to be here, to contribute from that side (advice to young people), on or off the field, I want to enjoy my last years in the national team and many times I will have to support from outside, give advice and I am open to that type of things,” the player explained, according to TUDN.
In his statements Herrera also highlighted that the Aztec team has had a very busy summer with the dismissal of Diego Cocca, the hiring of Jaime Lozano and the conquest of the 2023 Gold Cup.
“Very happy to be here, to be able to return with my teammates, to meet the coaching staff, to be able to play again, I can’t say anything other than happiness. Being here is a pride and a privilege that must be enjoyed and we hope that it can continue that way,” he highlighted.
“We had a very tough time against the United States. Now things are changing, the relationship between the team, the fans, the coach, I think people love him a lot. and that is something that has been needed for a long time, a connection between the fans and the coach with the players. The union that exists, the joy and the connection that is being created is very important,” added Herrera.
Finally, the Major League Soccer (MLS) player analyzed the 2-2 draw that El Tri achieved against the Australian team at the formal start of Lozano’s new stage in charge of the team; He maintained that the team’s reaction was very good and they should maintain that path.
“A good game, a team that is a World Cup player, that is very physical, that subjects you to the rhythm that they want to impose. These types of matches are going to be very useful for the process we have and the final destination that is the World Cup. We were losing in a game that we didn’t deserve to lose and then we still went 0-2. The team’s reaction was very good, we never gave up, we never lost that calmness of playing, of continuing to attack, of doing things well and the people who came in also did well, that is the strength of a team that the people who come in It gives another rhythm and today it was like that,” he concluded.
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