Recent stats don’t look good and performances have been below-par for some time, but Mexico players came out in support of coach Jose Manuel “Chepo” de la Torre following Wednesday’s 2-0 loss to Brazil.
“A player is always at the coach’s order, we’d die for the national team and the coaching staff,” said Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez after the game, going on to explain that El Tri is a long way from where it wants to be.
Captain Francisco “Maza” Rodriguez pointed out that recent poor form is not just the coach’s fault, but also that of the players.
“We too are responsible on the field, not just Chepo, but he has confidence in us, as we do in him,” stated the former Stuttgart player.
Andres Guardado was another senior player coming out in support of De la Torre, who is far from a popular figure with fans after just one win in 11 games during 2013.
“We all trust in his work and we all have confidence in the process we are going through,” said the Valencia player.
Mexico wraps up its Confederations Cup campaign on Saturday with a largely meaningless game against Japan.