The Dragons of Porto have put some chile into their fire, that’s for sure. Jesús “Tecatito” Corona – the future of Mexican soccer – netted his fourth goal for the Portuguese side in a 4-0 win against Belenenses yesterday, asserting himself as a crucial element of coach Julen Lopetegui’s game plan.
He’s pretty much crushing it, and we love it.
After scoring two in his official Porto debut – a 3-1 win over FC Arouca – and adding another against Moreirense, the 22-year-old Mexican international broke the deadlock with Belenenses on Sunday with a rocket left-footed volley into the back of the net, his fourth in four matches. This puts him on par with other Latino cracks who have passed through the Porto locker room; Radamel Falcao similarly scored his first four in four games, while Jackson Martínez needed five, Hulk 12, and James Rodríguez 16.
Corona was quick, explosive, and generally magical at other points in the game too, especially in the early goings. At one point, he completed three consecutive wall passes before hammering a shot just wide of the post. Mind-blowing stuff. Then, in the 33rd, he laid this ball on a platter:
As Mexico eagerly looks towards this weekend’s matchup against the United States, El Tri faithful are calling for Tecatito in Tuca’s starting 11. Do you think he’ll make the cut?