Mexico will dispute their place in the semifinals against South Korea, but there is uncertainty about whether their forward Henry Martín will be able to play or not
This Friday the Mexican Olympic team closed its preparation to face Korea in the quarterfinals of Tokyo 2020, the bad news in the practice of the day was that Henry Martin could not train due to a blow to the leg that did not allow him to work with the rest of his teammates and at this moment he has the label of doubt for the game against the Koreans.
Sources indicated to ESPN that the medical and technical staff of the national team have not totally ruled out the America forward and will wait for his evolution in the last hours to determine if he can be present in the clash on Saturday night in Yokohama.
It should be noted that Martin has played as a starter the three games that Mexico has played so far and has had significant physical wear particularly in the last game against the South Africans in which he was one of the players most hit by the Africans; in case Martin cannot be present Eduardo Aguirre is shaping up to be the starting center forward of the tricolores in the duel to kill or die for a ticket to the semifinals of the summer joust in Tokyo.
On the other hand, Jaime Lozano would be giving return to Johan Vázquez in the central defense after the Pumas defender fulfilled a suspension game after being sent off in the match against Japan, while Joaquin Esquivel is shaping up to take the place of Charly Rodríguez in the midfield and form a double containment alongside Luis Romo, however Jimmy also manages the possibility of accommodating Jesus “Canelo” Angle in that area to gain offensive power.
The game between Mexicans and Koreans will take place this Saturday at 6 in the morning (Central Mexico time) at the Yokohama National StadiumSo far, the Aztecs and Asians have met on 5 occasions in the Olympic Games with a favorable balance for the Koreans with 3 victories and two draws.