Javier Aguirre has been the focal point of Mexico's resurgence in 2010 World Cup qualifying, and Goal.com interviewed Mexican star winger Andres Guardado about how Aguirre has revitalized the Mexican team.
A little over three months ago the Mexican National team was at a state of emergency. Sven-Goran Eriksson was driving the Mexican National team into the deepest pitfall they had ever seen. But then a change was made. A savior came along in Javier Aguirre. His objective was simple: qualify Mexico to the World Cup.
So far so good for Javier Aguirre who has turned around a defunct Mexican program in no time at all. This the second time that Aguirre has done it and he says there is no special way of doing it. Mexico’s winger, Andres Guardado, also admits that there is no special methodology in Aguirre’s work, it’s just who he is.
“We all know the type of personality that Aguirre has we all know his ways of working because he transmits it perfectly to us. It’s his fierceness and character. He mentioned when he got here that he wanted 11 warriors inside the pitch and I think were getting there,” Guardado told Mediotiempo.com.
Guardado also admitted that Aguirre gives them the motivation needed to face tough opponents like Costa Rica.
“We are attacking the way he wants us to because it is obviously an important factor. He is someone you have in front and that always transmits that you are better than your rival and that quality exists. Everything we do on the pitch is reflected back to him,” Guardado explained.