Sergio ‘Kun’ Aguero warns Argentina not to underestimate Mexico ahead of their Group C World Cup clash on November 26, labeling El Tri as a ‘dangerous’ opponent.
“Argentina has a much better chance to win it, but Mexico has those games. Maybe they play their best game against Argentina,” he said to ESPN.
“Suddenly they play you like never before, that’s why I think Mexico is dangerous. Then you see Mexico against a country that is inferior and ends up losing, but with big teams, they play you like never before.”
The former Argentina figure went on to emphasize Mexico will enter the international in a mediocre moment, winning just two of their last five friendly matches. But he insists El Tri’s record only makes them stronger.
“Mexico is more dangerous when it is not in a good moment.”
The two nations last faced each other in a World Cup setting in 2010, where La Albiceleste triumphed over El Tri 3-1 to advance to the quarter finals. Argentina also defeated Mexico in 2006, winning 2-1 in the round of 16.
But Mexico vows to come back stronger.
“We have also learned to work on playing defensively, to see how we can get out quickly from the back. Argentina, based on the results they have obtained, each time feel more confident playing further forward and with more control of the ball than they did in 2019 when we played against them [in a friendly].”
El Tri will kick off the tournament on November 22 against Poland, before confronting Group C opponents Argentina and Saudi Arabia.