Hugo Sanchez: Mexico doesn’t deserve to be at World Cup

The El Tri legend penned a column in El Universal that criticized the federation for its slew of recent coaching changes.
Mexican soccer's most legendary figure Hugo Sanchez came out and slammed the state of the current national team Thursday.

"Mexico, for all that's been said, done and written, doesn't deserve to be in Brazil," Sanchez wrote in a column titled "The nightmare continues," published in El Universal.

The former Real Madrid striker criticized the coaching changes recently made by the Mexican federation, pointing out that Luis Fernando Tena was only given one game despite winning the gold medal at London 2012.

"Hugol" goes on to take aim at the "wise ones" and "geniuses" that decided to fire Victor Manuel Vucetich — who Sanchez describes as one of the most successful managers in the history of the Mexican game — after just two matches in charge.

Sanchez adds that the Mexican public is tricked into believing that the players and coaches are responsible for national team crises and criticizes Mexican federation president Justin Compean for remaining in his job despite the disappointments this year.

"It has to change, whether Mexico qualifies or doesn't qualify," reflected Sanchez. "There is no other remedy than changing the way Mexican football is being run."

Finally, Sanchez pulled no punches in criticizing Jorge Vergara for, as he put it, appearing in public a lot in order to get free promotion for his products. Sanchez also questioned why the Chivas owner has had such influence in national team decision-making.

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