Wednesday , October 20 2021

Guillermo Ochoa, proud of his first 100 games with El Tri


Sagittarius Guillermo Ochoa he played his first 100 matches with Mexican selection in defeat (2-0) against Argentina. It was a bittersweet party. On the one hand, I was pleased to reach such a mark, but on the other hand was the disappointment of the defeat against "Albiceleste".

"I'm happy and proud of this figure, it's not easy to get it and enjoy it beyond the result. When you're a football player you're dreaming that you're playing for your national team and the number 100 for each player is special and I'm happy to reach it and I hope to add many more, he said at the end of the match against Argentina.

Goalkeeper of Standard of Liège He finished his hundred games under the sticks and celebrated it on his way, with his hands always looking for balls that tried to tense into their networks. He scored two goals, but avoided at least three more. He did what he could from his camp to avoid an even bigger difference to Argentina.

The four-time world champion is the second goalkeeper who reaches at least one hundred duels with El Tri. It's only behind 129 off Jorge Campos In the historical table in that category and if he has been in four winners he has only played in two of them as a starter.

At 33, he is aware that he can increase his number over time, but this time it was time to celebrate his brand, beyond the adversity to "Albiceleste".

It was 2005, in a friendly match against Hungary, when Ochoa debuted with the national team. After 13 years he reached his game 100, of which 96 had been a starter.

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