“Man in the mirror”, this was the legend that Christian Pulisic showed on his shirt after scoring the first goal in the classic United States against Mexico. At minute 74, the Chelsea footballer received a great service from Tim Weah inside the area and only pushed the ball to beat Guillermo Ochoa. Seconds later, ‘Captain America’ showed the message that he had written.
During the broadcast of the match we all wondered what this message meant and to whom it was addressed. The 23-year-old footballer clarified the situation at the post-match press conference. “I do not intend to provoke any controversy. It was just an idea that came to mind (…) In fact, I wrote it on a mirror. No, I’m joking,” Pulisic said.
His message, in addition to being the title of a Michael Jackson song, was directed towards Guillermo Ochoa and the Mexican team. The veteran goalkeeper of El Tri had declared days before the game that Major League Soccer (MLS) was still a long way from reaching Liga MX and that the Mexican National Team continues to be superior in the area.
“In Gold Cups, Mexico is also there. In FIFA rankings and competitions, Mexico has been there, it has a Confederations, I think it has more participations in World Cups. So, it is a rivalry and Mexico has been that mirror in it. who want to see themselves, want to be reflected and want to copy, “Ochoa told TUDN last Wednesday.
In Cincinnati, the United States beat the Mexican National Team with authority by their favorite score: two to zero. The cherry of the game for the players of the Stars and Stripes team was Pulisic’s message, which hurts as if it were just another goal.
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