The center of the tigres would not be called again to represent Mexico.
It has been speculated that the World Cup with Mexico in Russia in 2018 would have had problems with the team's coaching staff members. Sports journalist Rubén Rodríguez pointed out that Carlos Salcedo would not receive a new call from coach Gerardo Martino to wear the national jersey.
In particular, the situation involves friction and complaints from Tigers player technical assistant Jorge Theiler.
The mishap would have arisen after the player had not considered himself ready to enter the field in one of the last games and had not yet put on the necessary equipment to play. This generated a claim from the assistant, which increased Salcedo's annoyance and set the atmosphere on fire on the Aztec bench.
The central defender could have had his last participation with the Mexican National Team during the recent Gold Cup. Unfortunately, the tricolor team lost the final against the United States. His name will appear on Martino's blacklist along with cases such as Marco Fabián and Javier “Chicharito” Hernández.
According to information from the Fox collaborator, the National Teams Directorate is also unhappy with Carlos' attitude off the pitch. This is in addition to the low performance that the defense has shown in recent calls with the representative tricolor.
The Mexican fans harshly criticized Salcedo for his performance throughout the last Gold Cup. Even at times, the possibility of sending the feline footballer to the substitute bench was shown as an angry demand. The pressure increased after the defender missed a penalty in regulation time of Mexico's semifinal match against Canada.
His indifference in collecting the maximum fine may have angered some leaders in the Mexican dressing room. In addition, his poor performance in the tournament final meant that he lost the title to Salcedo in the championship match.
The former Chivas footballer has played 45 matches for the Mexican national team since his debut in 2015.
His time in European football in the Italian and German leagues put him on the list of Mexico's best centers for a few moments. However, soon after returning to Liga MX with the Tigers, his level dropped. As a result, even Monterey fans have criticized his stay at the club.
With the Northern team, he has played 86 games since returning to Mexican football. "Titan" was considered one of Tuca Ferretti's "loved ones," which removed him from at least the early eleven, despite the lower level he showed for some time. The Tigers' brand new coach, Miguel Herrera, will try to restore the best version of Salcedo to create a solid defensive zone.
Recently, some experts have mentioned the need for generational change in some areas of the national workforce.
Given the excellent performance of the young Olympic medalists in Tokyo, the place of Salcedo in the subsequent calls is not very secure. On the other hand, players like Johan Vásquez, Luis Montes, Néstor Araujo, among others, sound to occupy the central sector of the tricolor defense in the medium and long term.
In about 20 days, the coach of the National Team will announce the following list of players called to play the qualifying matches heading to Qatar 2022. Unfortunately, the name of Carlos Salcedo will possibly be conspicuous by his absence.