LONDON -- Luis Fernando Tena assured Mexican supporters that his players will be focused despite claims of sex and overeating at the Olympic Village.
U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo said prior to the 2012 Games that sex among athletes was common, while athletes have been tempted by an unlimited supply of McDonalds and soft drinks provided from sponsors.
Tena, El Tri's head coach, had a talk with his players to be on their best behavior prior to Mexico's quarterfinal match against Senegal at Wembley Stadium.
"We spoke about it and reminded them about their responsibilities," he said.
Mexico played its three group games outside of London in Newcastle, Coventry and Cardiff. With a win over Senegal, Mexico could potentially play two more games at Wembley in the semifinal and final.
That would mean the squad would be in the heart of the Olympics games for nearly two weeks.
"Of course it's better to stay here," Tena said. "It's extraordinary to stay here for all the games and at the same time it's good to enjoy the environment of the Village."
While Tena admits that there are distractions - including "the dining room the size of a football pitch" - he is pleased to be around other athletes and coaches to share their experiences of the Games.
"It is a good place to be, but we need to make sure we are focused on the game against Senegal," he said.
Tena knows that this is most important moment of his coaching career, but more importantly the Mexican soccer team has a chance to win its first ever Olympic medal.
"Yes, it is a great match," he said. "Mexico is a footballing nation and to coach the team is important as everyone looks out for it. It is a really important game for my career. We have been here since the start and know what we are playing for. The commitment is there."
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