With the upcoming friendly matches against Chile and Bolivia, Miguel Herrera will have to give a new list of players to participate in those matches. One of the possible newcomers for Mexico is Arturo Gonzalez, who has made a difference for Atlas this semester, scoring and assisting. Coach Herrera spoke about a player that is showing his class in this Apertura 2014:
“He’s a very influential player, he’s really eager to show his class. He’s had an amazing tournament so far, and we will keep an eye on him. We may be calling him up for this matches, but first I have to sit down with my staff and decide if it is convenient,” coach Herrera told a radio sports show.
But not everyone is happy of the youngster's future. Tomas Boy, coach for Atlas, has criticized Herrera's methods, blaming the National Team's coach of his players bad performances after playing for Mexico. Regarding this complaints, Herrera seemed to be annoyed by his colleague’s remarks:
“Tomas Boy is used to talk about things he doesn’t really have to. He enjoys being the center of attention even if he doesn’t know what he’s talking about, I would be mad if I listened to every word he says. Regardless what he thinks, we may summon any player we want, talk with them, and try not to make a bad influence for them. If Mr. Boy is not happy about it, that’s not my problem”, “El Piojo” responded.
Mexico will play Chile at Levi’s Stadium on September 6. Three days later, El Tri will face Bolivia at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
Tomás Boy , "El Jefe", Atlas' head coach