The Argentinian Rogelio Funes Mori has finally been naturalized and even joined the concentration of the Mexican team ahead of the last friendly against Nigeria and the Gold Cup 2021.
Despite the divided opinion of fans, specialists, journalists, players and former players, in the end with the absence of Raul Jimenez and the near veto of Javier Hernández, El Mellizo was chosen by the Argentine coach Gerardo Martino to command the attack, above Alan Pulido Y Henry Martin, the latter that will be a reinforcement of the U-23 for the Tokyo Olympics.
The forward joined the long list of Argentines who have already worn the Tricolor jacket as Gabriel Caballero, Christian gimenez, Lucas Lobos, Lucas Ayala, Damien Alvarez Y Guillermo FrancoWaiting to see their performance, but the solution to the goal is expected, something that is costing the Aztec team a lot, being worrying.
The one formed in River Plate had a good season with Rayados de Monterrey, even equaling the Chilean Humberto Suazo As the top scorer of the royal box in history, reaping 121 touchdowns, unfortunately, after achieving this feat on April 4, he was completely extinguished and did not score again in six games.
During the 2021 Guard1anes Tournament, the South American striker achieved nine goals in 16 games, remaining as the fifth highest scorer of the semester, with 1,242 minutes played and serving as a starter in each of the commitments, also in only two games he did not play the 90 minutes, missing only three games due to injury.
With La Pandilla he is also playing the CONCACAF Champions League, a competition that did not come at all well because he could not pierce the nets in the eighth and fourth. He stayed on the bench against Athletic Pantoja for the quarterfinals of Ida and in the Vuelta he saw action 21 minutes, while in the quarters of Ida he acted the 90 minutes before Columbus Crew and in the Vuelta he only appeared for 20 minutes.
Funes Mori has always served as a center forward, since his inception in River plate, where he converted 18 goals and six assists in 91 games, later, when he put on the colors of the Eskisehirspor Turkey scored 14 touchdowns and had eight assists, after seeing action in 36 games.
Thanks to his scoring nose, the Argentine was able to move to a higher weight league such as Portugal, receiving the opportunity to Benfica B, where he could only appear in 12 games, although he was present on the board with 13 goals, as well as three assists, something that he could not repeat with the Eagles first team, with no target in five games.
It was for the Apertura 2015 when Striped He raised his hand to bring him back to the American continent, accumulating the 122 caps among all the competitions, along with 34 goals, demonstrating his great value and why he has received the opportunity to join the Tricolor in response to the lack of goals.
The Twin’s call is due to the fact that he is the most similar of all the Aztec attackers to Raul Jimenez, having a strong presence in the area, great stature due to his 1.86 meters, a good header, he knows how to outwit in short spaces and break the ball, besides that he always has some surprises in store, since he has given unforgettable definitions through Chilean, scissors and volley shots.
Also, they have already compared him with his compatriot Guille Franco, who also became naturalized and was the benchmark for the goal of Monterrey for a time, as it was also a great area predator with good pitching and physical strength to withstand defensive covers.
David faitelson, journalist from ESPN: “He is an extraordinary footballer, of great qualities. He is a footballer who has made a difference in our League. He is going to make more difference than other players who went through a naturalization process”.
Alvaro Morales, journalist from ESPN: “Rogelio is a forward who can generate fear, who can help ‘Tata’ Martino for the passing game, who has good mobility”.
Gabriel Caballero, Argentine naturalized Mexican and World Cup winner in Korea-Japan 2002: “Funes Mori is a pivot who holds the ball for you, more than area, a tall guy who heads very well and who smells it in the area and generates many options”.
Gerardo Martino, DT from the Mexican team: “Yes I like it, I think he has been in Mexico for a long time, I think it is something no less, he has good seasons and has had outstanding participation”.
Walter Erviti, historical of Striped: “There are very few players who have maintained a high level since their career, he lacked time in Argentina and had to look elsewhere, he has proven to be of a great level and category. Funes Mori is in the ideal place in Rayados”.
Miguel Layún, player of the America and ex of Monterrey: “He is a forward with different characteristics from those we have today. He is a great person. He is a guy who has the illusion of competing with the national team. Rogelio sees Mexico differently than when he arrived in his first two years.”.
Lucas Barrios, Argentine nationalized Paraguayan who is active in the Defense and Justice: “Funes Mori is going to help Mexico, I think that, with the number of years he has, with what he has shown in the league, if he agrees to nationalize, for me it would be very good for Mexico to have a forward of that size and for the moment that passes would be very good “.
Due to the football slump he had at the end of the semester, El Mellizo appears with a rating of 77, without being able to aspire to more.
The one born in Mendoza has the highest qualifications: strength (81), jumping (82) and shots (82).
Same case for the front center of La Pandilla in the Football Manager, because for now it has a valuation of 69, being able to just aspire to 70, since they are aware of the level shown, in part because of the injuries that took him away for a while at the end of the last semester, but it will have a chance to increase if he has a good gold Cup.
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Undoubtedly, Funes Mori is called to be the solution to the goal in the CONCACAF tournament, who will return the scores to a team that was somewhat diminished by the lack of ‘9’, but now has an encouraging outlook, since The Argentine networkbreaker has the necessary characteristics and qualities.
If he fulfills his role correctly, the former The band It could even fight for the trophy at the maximum breaking the competition’s networks, as long as Mexico manages to advance to the final decisive duels, taking into account that thanks to its physique, height and way of retaining the round within the area, the striker could correspond in a good way to the centers and collective games of Hirving lozano Y Jesus Manuel Corona, who aim to accompany him on the offensive.
The Tata martino will decide to place his compatriot as the undisputed starter above Alan Pulido, having the perfect opportunity to silence his detractors with annotations that put the Aztec team as the giant of the area, an obligation that the team will have after having fallen in the final of the CONCACAF Nations League in view of USA.
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