The Mexican national team boss applauded El Salvador's intensity and strategy on the pitch at the Cuscatlan, and admitted El Tri struggled against the Central Americans.Jose Manuel de la Torre came away with a slice of history from San Salvador on Tuesday night, as his Mexican national team notched only the second El Tri win at the Cuscatlán ever. A Hector Moreno header handed Mexico a 2-1 win.
"By all means, this is a very important win. It doesn't matter how long it had been since we won here, this is a tough stadium," Chepo said in his post-match press conference. "The people make it hard on you and we beat a very good, well coached team."
Mexico's difficulty to win away in CONCACAF was a talking point throughout the weekend and into this week, and the former Chivas and Toluca boss highlighted his team's mentality en route to the victory.
"I really admire the effort put in by the players, the personality they showed on the pitch and of course, this is the result that we wanted. To win here, you have to understand how to play," De la Torre explained.
When questioned about strategical changes to this match, mainly the decision to bench Aldo de Nigris and continue starting Pablo Barrera, Chepo was unflinching in his decision to not talk tactics.
"This result is what's important. The other matches don't exist anymore. I can't give this match any more importance because we've already played it," he said.
"The most important game is always the next one. From now on, our focus is on our next game."
Mexico plays Costa Rica in San Jose on Sept. 7.
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