Mexico coach Jose Manuel “Chepo” de la Torre will not be resigning in the wake of Tuesday’s dull 0-0 tie with Costa Rica.
In fact, he came out and said after the game that it has never even crossed his mind.
“I’ve never thought about resigning, I prepare myself every day to win,” stated the Mexico manager.
El Tri has not managed to win many games recently, recording only one victory in nine games this year and Tuesday night’s home draw provoked the crowd inside the Estadio Azteca to begin chants of “Chepo out.”
“Fans have the right to say things and we’ll always be very respectful to the people,” came Chepo’s retort, adding that there are plenty of games left for Mexico to turn the situation around.
But when Mexico next takes to the field in World Cup qualifying on Sept. 5 against Honduras, the pressure will very much be on with a place at the World Cup now in doubt.
“Yes, (we are under pressure),” midfielder Andres Guardado said after the match. “We have to manage that pressure and learn to play our game.”
Mexico will open its Confederations Cup campaign on Sunday against Italy in the Maracana Stadium.