Lozano expects support from clubs for microcycles

Erendira Palma Hernandez

La Jornada newspaper
Monday, November 16, 2020, p. 4

Jaime Lozano, helmsman of the Mexican Under-23 team, said that he will seek to carry out a couple of microcycles prior to the Pre-Olympic to arrive in the best conditions, for which he sent a message to the clubs to be supported.

There is an intention to talk with the presidents about having two or three concentrations and we will see if we have two or three parties, but as of today there is nothing discussed and closed, he said in a virtual conference at the end of a concentration at the High Performance Center.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the dates for the Pre-Olympic Games remain in expectation, there are also possibilities of changing the headquarters from Guadalajara to the United States, where the tournament would be held in a bubble to avoid contagion.

In this regard, Lozano accepted having heard versions of the analysis of a change of venue, but there is nothing specific. However, he was honest when he pointed out that I would like the tournament to take place in Guadalajara, being us local, being with our people, I hope everything continues as it has been up to now.

The strategist said he was calm in case of having to give up elements to the senior team, led by Gerardo Martino, as happened on this date FIFA when he let go of Uriel Antuna, who was key in the victory of Tri against South Korea.

“Communication is open and sincere, there are players with the potential to be in the major. There are just over three months to go before the Olympic Qualification and we have talked about the importance of this tournament for everyone, the importance of being able to qualify and win it.

We are calm, in the previous list of the Pre-Olympic had very strong elements, Martino helped us with some players, we will surely stay with the same line, he said.

The U-23 closed their last concentration of the year with a friendly match in which they lost 2-1 to Cruz Azul. Despite the disaster, Lozano said he was happy with the performance and performance of the squad. I thank the clubs for the opportunity to allow me to have the footballers.