Arsenal striker Carlos Vela has arrived in Mexico City last evening to process his visa and passport, so that he will be able to join the Mexican national team in either the U.S. or in the Aztec capital, just before the EL-Tri will have their friendly match against Chile.
“To be excited, that is the key word because if I stay (in the Seleccion Mexicana) it would be my first World Cup and that is the dream of every footballer to reach the World Cup and represent your country.
I’m fine, I worked hard in the last months on my team, with participation or not, I have worked hard in training, I’ve been doing extra work to be well and in the last two games I had more minutes and I think it comes better.”
The attacker hopes that the Tri can perform well in the World Cup, referred to his selection as one of the best considering that in their ranks there are players who played for teams regularly.
Mexico will face on the “European Tour” England on May 24 and Carlitos said that he expects to be ready for it, because it is a tough and important battle, mostly because he will face some of his Arsenal colleagues.
“That is one of the parties that I wants to play and win, because if we are there we are saying that we want to win there, because it is a special game as well as for our opponent with a few teammates of me.”
Carlos lost his U.S. visa and passport just before the match that Arsenal held at Barcelona in the Quarter Final round of the Champions League, so could not make the trip with his team, and now hopes to make the right arrangements to get both papers back to join his native as soon as possible.
“I do not normally use my passport, but the day of travel I had to use it I looked and could not find it, simply I have no answer really what happened.”
Vela himself refused all questions to his future at Arsenal, as he sets his focus on the Mexican national side. At this part of the interview Carlos looked angry and serious, as he was asked about Arsenal and Mr. Wenger.
“I will not talk about my future at Arsenal, now I’m one hundred percent focused on the World Cup,”
Article by – A.Zimmermann with thanks to Angie Serratos Moreno