The penalty missed by Raul Jimenez in Mexico’s friendly match against Uruguay continues to make the headlines in the country.
The local media considers this to be the first penalty missed by the striker in an official match, and they’re now pretty worried about it.
Outlet Milenio has an opinion column written by Gilberto Prado Galán today which recalls all the great penalty takers that Mexico have had in their entire history.
Galán puts Jimenez between the greats, and considers it to be pretty ironic that the one who saved this penalty was Fernando Muslera, who has recently made important mistakes at the World Cup.
But the column makes it clear to be on Jimenez’s side, telling fans, and presumably other media, that the players need to be left to ‘look forward’ with ‘patience and calm’ and keep taking penalties as he always did.
‘Perfect isn’t human’, Galán writes. Over the top criticism won’t help.
Raul Jimenez had already missed a penalty in a preseason game against Bochum, but the Mexican media won’t consider that. Both because it was a Wolves friendly and also because it was during a shootout.