Mexico kicked off their Concacaf Gold Cup campaign with a 4-0 win against Honduras on Sunday, giving coach Diego Cocca his walking papers after four months on the job due to the team’s dismal performance in the Nations League.
Luis Romo, a midfielder for the reformed Mexican squad coached by temporary coach Jaime Lozano, scored the first goal less than a minute into the match. Romo added a second goal, from a corner kick, in the 22nd minute.
Six minutes after halftime, Orbelin Pineda scored to put the game out of reach. Then, in the 64th minute, midfielder Luis Chavez collected a pass from defender Devron Garcia and scored Mexico’s fourth goal.
Pineda remarked, “This is the first step on a long path, but we did an excellent job; all the players are interested in what the coach [Lozano] proposes. We have to be confident.”
Fans and players alike were pleased with the Mexican squad’s new attitude, and Lozano acknowledged that the team still has the potential to grow.
I am grateful to the players, the fans, and the producers for putting their trust in me. Lozano remarked, “Let’s start fresh.
This is a miraculous occurrence. Everything may change in three days.
Mexico is now first in Group B after the victory. On Thursday, they’ll play Honduras, now in third place, while Haiti takes on Qatar.