By Leander Schaerlaeckens, FOXSoccer.com
The Gold Cup is a deceptively difficult tournament. This biennial championship of the CONCACAF region, constituted of North and Central America and the Caribbean, is short on marquee names.
Just don’t tell that to Mexico’s manager Jose Manuel “Chepo” de la Torre.
Mexico is in crisis. An alarming start to World Cup qualifying and an inglorious exit from the Confederations Cup have left Mexico’s manager a man whose job could be taken from him any day now.
The Mexican federation claims this isn’t true. “There is no Plan B,” national team director Hector Gonzalez Inarritu said in a press conference last week. “I’m confident that we will qualify for the World Cup and we will win the Gold Cup.”
In an exclusive interview with FOX Sports, de la Torre explains the current state of Mexico’s national team before this summer’s Gold Cup tournament: