Regardless of trailing twice within the first half, Mexico rallied again and even took the lead late on earlier than conceding a stoppage time free-kick aim in opposition to Uzbekistan in a disappointing 3-3 draw at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Raul Jimenez’s brace wasn’t sufficient to propel El Tri to victory, as defensive errors plagued head coach Jaime ‘Jimmy’ Lozano’s staff. The White Wolves had simply 4 photographs on aim – and scored on three of them – whereas Mexico had practically 5 occasions the quantity of photographs, registering 19 makes an attempt.
Jimenez, who left Wolverhampton Wanderers over the summer time to hitch Fulham, has now scored in back-to-back video games for Mexico, bagging three objectives in two video games after beforehand scoring from the penalty spot in his staff’s 2-2 draw with Australia.
“Ultimately we had alternatives, we didn’t capitalize, we’ve to be self-critical, figuring out that we didn’t play a superb sport as such we had the ball,” the 32-year-old stated after the sport. “However we weren’t deep, we didn’t create as many alternatives, [and] we rescued the tie.”
However like lots of his teammates, Jimenez backed Lozano as his head coach regardless of the 2 consecutive attracts: “We’ve got to enhance in that facet, Jimmy’s thought is there. We’ve got to shine it nicely, these of us who weren’t within the Gold Cup adapt as shortly as doable to do higher.”
The previous Benfica participant has but to attain for his new membership in London, however he’ll be trying to change that on September 16 when Fulham play host to newly promoted facet Luton City at Craven Cottage. Ought to Jimenez obtain one other call-up from Lozano, he’ll go well with up for Mexico of their worldwide friendlies in opposition to Ghana and Germany in October.