The El Tri boss broke from his usual habit of naming his starters ahead of time, but indicated he will stick with his 5-3-2 system.Mexico coach Miguel Herrera is still thinking over his starting XI to face Korea Republic in San Antonio, Texas on Wednesday, reneging on his usual tradition of naming his side the day before a game.
Herrera stated in Tuesday’s press conference that he is still debating whether Toluca’s Isaac Brizuela or Leon’s Luis Montes should start in midfield and if Diego Reyes or Enrique Perez will be at center back.
The former America manager indicated that he isn’t fixated on his usual 5-3-2 formation, but said it is the system he uses in his teams and he implied he will continue to employ it with the national team.
Herrera refused to talk about the Carlos Vela situation, saying that the topic has been talked about too much recently.
The issue of naturalized players getting called up was also raised, with Herrera adamant that even though none of the 21-player squad to face Korea Republic are naturalized Mexican citizens, they are not being excluded from call-ups.
“The doors aren’t closed to anybody,” said Herrera. “We are the only country that has a problem with playing with people that became naturalized.”
Mexico’s plans in San Antonio had to be altered on Tuesday, with the morning training session being moved to the evening due to the unusually cold conditions in Texas.