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Hugo Sanchez
Gender Male
Ethnic Mexican
Job Mexican Footballer
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Org Mexico National Team
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2013 12 31 Retrieve

[Real Madrid legend Hugo Sanchez endears himself to a nation by arguing that it would be a mistake to get too excited by Mexico routing the All Whites 9-3 on aggregate in their World Cup intercontinental playoff] We beat a team that is no more than a group of buddies who were rejected because they couldn’t play rugby in New Zealand, and they had no choice but to switch to soccer

2014 02 15 Retrieve

[Hugo Sanchez on Carlos Vela] Carlos Messi is to Mexico what Lionel Messi is to Argentina and Cristiano Ronaldo is to Portugal, and we simply can’t afford not to have our best player in the team. Imagine if Messi didn’t want to play for Argentina - he would have coaches and administrators begging him to play. The same goes for Ronaldo if he wasn’t playing for Portugal. The Mexican chiefs haven’t pulled out all the stops. When you’re attempting to convince a person, you bring four aces up your sleeve. You come up with lots of different ways to convince him to return. Carlos Vela is a necessity for the national selection

2019 12 28 Retrieve

[Real Madrid legend Hugo Sanchez urges old club to bring in Tottenham star] I’m of the opinion that Real Madrid should have two teams and two strong No.9s. I’ve noticed Harry Kane for a long time. I’d sign him, even for €200m. [Cristiano] Ronaldo also cost a lot and look what he gave the club. But knowing Florentino Perez, with his magic he surely has something in his head to do something, but I know the remodelling of the stadium will take money out of the budget

Since Cristiano Ronaldo left, [Benzema has] fulfilled that role, but he’s missing an Emilio Butragueno, which I had. Luka Jovic? He hasn’t had many chances. I don’t think he’s a bad player for the future, but Real Madrid need the best strikers for today. I think Kane is that

The most difficult thing to do in football is score. You spend €300m on six or seven players, but none guarantee goals. That’s why I’d spend €200m on a No. 9 like Kane. Nothing guarantees titles like goals

[When asked whether he thinks the Kane would be a better replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo than Paris Saint Germain ace Kylian Mbappe, who has also been touted for a switch to Santiago Bernabeu] They’re two different players. Kane is a natural replacement for Ronaldo, but Mbappe and Neymar are different top players

2020 03 20 Retrieve

[Mexican football legends Hugo Sanchez and Javier Aguirre believe that Major League Soccer has overtaken Liga MX in reaching out to a global audience] Without doubt I think that Mexican coaches are capable of managing in any part of the world. The advantage some of us have is that we first played in Europe and later coached in Europe, like in the cases of Javier Aguirre and I. Sadly, in the Mexican league, we don’t have visionary leaders that [internationalize Liga MX], like they did in England and Spain in promoting their tournaments. It would mean that games from Mexico could be seen in other powerful countries in the world. Instead, the United States are smart and do it better than us

2020 04 18 Retrieve

[Real Madrid favourite Hugo Sanchez claims that Mexico’s neighbours to the north are outstripping the country in terms of exposure and press attention internationally] Without doubt I think that Mexican coaches are capable of managing in any part of the world. The advantage some of us have is that we first played in Europe and later coached in Europe, like in the cases of Javier Aguirre and I. Sadly, in the Mexican league, we don’t have visionary leaders that [internationalize Liga MX], like they did in England and Spain in promoting their tournaments. It would mean that games from Mexico could be seen in other powerful countries in the world. Instead, the United States are smart and do it better than us

2020 05 05 Retrieve

[Hugo Sanchez says Real Madrid need to find another killer No.9 in the Cristiano Ronaldo mould] Madrid needs a killer in the area, as I was, as is Cristiano, who for many years performed that function at the Bernabeu perfectly. So you have to find another.

[Pressed on whether he rates Benzema] How can I not like him? He is a striker with exceptional class, but he is not a killer, he is not a pure man of the area. He is a great second striker. He is as Butragueno was. Emilio and I understood each other perfectly. Karim could use a killer ahead of him. I used to like Harry Kane, but with so many injuries he’s stalled. And Lewandowski has the problem of age. The search is not easy

[The Mexican said of Haaland] He has talent and a nose for goals. Madrid can take him into account for the future. But this team needs someone to come ready-made, with proven experience and baggage behind them, as I came in after four years of scoring goals at Atleti. He is still very young. Madrid has to have the best in the world in every position