21 years old Gunners hitman Carlos Vela has spoken on Thursday afternoon to the Mexican press ahead of the big battle with the Three Lions tomorrow evening at Wembley Stadium.
Vela took part in a press conference at the Ramada Hotel in Herzogenaurach (Germany), where the El-Tri side had their trainings camp before flying out to London yesterday.
Vela has given his opinion on several questions, especially how far the Mexicans are away to battle with the big ones.
“We’re on the same level as many of the best national teams. Obviously Italy, Brazil, Argentina their results have shown the quality of their players and Mexico has unfortunately not been able to take that step we all want.
We have seen in World Cups that we have battled Italy and other big-national teams of great level without any problem, I think you just have to take that small step to show that we can win, we can succeed … I do not see a big difference.”
The Mexican national side will meet Fabio Capello’s England side on Monday evening at Wembley stadium where the El-Tri will play their ninth game in preparation for the World Cup South Africa 2010.Vela has talked about the controversy with the Wembley pitch.
Would it be a big risk to play on this pitch?
“I think we’ve already played on bad grounds, it won’t be an excuse, I’ve played on pitches without grass, so I will not complain about a stadium like Wembley.
Last time I was at Wembley was at the FA Cup Semi-Final and the grass was in bad condition, the stadium though is incredible. I think that’s because there are so many concerts there and not a lot of games. The pitch was very loose, you run and the grass stays there. To them (the British) is obviously bad, because their grass is usually in good condition. “
After it Carlitos was questioned about former Coach Sven Goran Eriksson who made some quotes against the El-Tri last week. The Swedish coach is now with Didier Drogba’s Ivory Coast side!
“I think it’s fine (what Eriksson said) because he’s now with that National team and he’s got to give them some motivation, he’s got to try for them to make it ok to the World Cup.
Mexico doesn’t need to be compared to other national teams, because we prove it on the pitch and not with talking.”
Support Carlitos and the Seleccion Mexicana on Monday evening!
Article by – A.Zimmermann