Osorio shows wisdom of taking advice

  • Juan Carlos Osorio took over as Mexico coach in October 2015
  • In the 20 games for which he has been in charge, he has used 20 different line-ups
  • Mexico have taken part in six of the nine editions of the FIFA Confederations Cup, winning in 1999

The FIFA Confederations Cup is unquestionably a special competition for Mexico and, at this year’s edition in Russia, they will be aiming to replicate their triumph of 18 years ago.

Over the course of his video interview, Juan Carlos Osorio tells us the kind of playing style we can expect from his charges during the 17 June–2 July Tournament of Champions. Indeed, after 18 months at the helm, the Colombian’s hallmark can clearly be seen in El Tri.

“If there are no physical issues with the players – that nucleus of 14 who play abroad – then we’ll have a very good chance of showcasing our style of football. That said, each game brings its own set of challenges,” the coach explained.

Now 55, Osorio has been in charge of Mexico for 20 games, of which they have won 17 and drawn two. And while there was the blemish of a painful 7-0 defeat to Chile during the Copa America Centenario 2016, the coach has been instrumental in ending some unwanted sequences on the road.