I told you so!
The worn-out refrain of any Mexico fan is that we are going to win — the match, the tournament, the gold medal. People will always support their teams, but Mexico fans are blindingly optimistic that borders on naïve. We are fanatics. The country can be going to shit but if El TRI performs well (even the u-17), all’s well in the world.
The flipside of that coin is the contingent of naysayers who always think Mexico will lose. The people who think we have a bunch of talent but no idea how to convert it to goals and wins. The low-expectation crowd that isn’t disappointed when we lose and is surprised when we win.
Like my cousin…
That first text arrived shortly after the start of the second half of the Mexico-Japan Olympic semifinal. They were tied 1-1. She says Mexico will play their hearts out but lose, like always. I “politely” tell her to shut up. And seconds later, Mexico scores!!! GOOOOOOOOLLLLLLL de MEXICOOOOOOOO
Mexico will be on the medal stand. The quest for Olympic gold continues.
- Mexico come from behind to secure spot in Olympics final (101greatgoals.com)
- Grant Wahl: Mexico realizing its potential in beating Japan 3-1 (sportsillustrated.cnn.com)
- Mexico seals place in gold medal game (soccerbyives.net)