Goal.com, Thursday, August 13, 2009 4:15 PM
Tequila wasn't the only thing that the Mexican national team was likely enjoying after its emboldening 2-1 win over the USA, according to Coach Javier Aguirre
. "Today we
deserve a taco, because we had eaten nothing but (crap) for the last three to four months, excuse my language," said the relieved boss, who has done what his predecessor Sven-Goran Erikkson could
not in effectively righting El Tri's ship away from a hurricane and into calmer waters.
The rocky start rattled the Mexico coach, who admitted "their goal passed through my
mind and my whole body" (perhaps like a ghost of poor pre-Gold Cup results at the hands of the Americans) and that "being down early in the game was not on the script. We knew they possessed
a great counterattack, but we never thought we would be down so early in the game."
But for what it meant on the scoreboard and in the history books, with the USA never before
having a lead inside Azteca, the 1-0 defecit helped inspire the home side. "The early goal made us concentrate even more and eventually made our team perform better physically and emotionally.
That gave us the edge to turn things around," declared Aguirre. "It wasn't how it was supposed to be, but it tastes better this way." And by "it," he no doubt means
tacos and tequila.
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