Mexico’s interim coach Ricardo Ferretti admitted his side would have to improve before next week’s second meeting with Argentina after suffering a 2-0 defeat in Cordoba.
Ramiro Funes Mori put the hosts ahead with a fine header after 44 minutes and their deserved victory was sealed seven minutes before time when Mexico’s Isaac Brizuel found his own net.
Ferretti, who stepped in as manager on an interim basis for a second time in August, has now seen his side lose four of their last five matches, and suggested he will give other players a chance to start in the final fixture of the year in Mendoza.
Quoted on the team’s official Twitter page, he said after the loss at Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes:
‘We started well, but Argentina was winning possession of the ball.
‘If you are not effective, you are taking a very big risk of losing, the experience of this match is very useful.
‘We must rethink several things for the next game, I will give the opportunity to other players.’