Mexican forward Carlos Vela showed his approval after being included in the preliminary list of coach Juan Carlos Osorio to the World Cup in Russia and called to analyze the strengths of the team to face the global challenge, as he assured that some rivals "fear us". "We have to see what our strengths are and we have to work on that; we do not have to look so much at the rivals, but at how good Mexico is, and why Mexico outside of Mexico sees it so well; in the end we have great players and the rivals fear us, "Vela told ESPN after finishing Tuesday's training with the LAFC .
The Cancunense, who has been questioned in the past for missing the World Cup in Brazil, explained that this time he wants to recover time and assured that although the template is similar to that of 2014, his level could make the difference. "Four years have passed since then, I think all the players have matured, we have improved our level based on matches, on experience in the field. I think the base is the same because there is a great generation, obviously we have to make the leap that we have missed so much, and hopefully it can be in Russia, "he said.Get your daily corebet football predictions.
The LAFC striker, who is the leading scorer of his team and is already among the top five scorers in the MLS campaign, stressed the importance of supporting the decisions of the coffee technician, and when asked about the exclusion of Chivas striker Rodolfo Pizarro , opined that the list of 'Profe' was not made to receive the approval of all. "There are still five places to be removed, as I told you, it is impossible to please everyone, it is impossible that everyone can be there; I think the important thing is that the one who goes to give everything at every moment, to leave everything he has in this tournament, and from then on we'll see how far we get, hopefully our World Cup can be, "he said.
The group that faces the Tri in Russia includes the always favorite and champion Germany , Sweden and South Korea ; a difficult but not impossible scenario that the forward assumes firmly explaining that the key to the Mexican national team is preparation. "You have to play friendly, prepare well, earn a place within the 23, then earn a place among the eleven starters, and you have to work; the primordial thing is to prepare us well, to arrive the best possible each one, physically and mentally and to be able to help our country ", he concluded. Mexico has three friendly matches left; the first in the Rose Bowl in California against Wales , on May 28; the second against Scotland at the Estadio Azteca on June 2, and a third on the 9th of the same month against Denmark in the capital of the Nordic country.