The Mexican defender stated after this year's World Cup that his days with El Tri were over, but playing in Serie A has re-ignited his will to play for Mexico

Mexican center back Rafael Marquez changed his mind about defending El Tri once again. The former Barcelona and Monaco player stated today he feels quite capable of playing under coach Miguel Herrera, as long as Mexico's manager feels he can give something back to the green and white.

"I think that playing in a league such as Serie A has given me the motivation I needed. I believe I can help my National Team if Miguel (Herrera) thinks I've got what he needs. I know that there's a new generation blossoming right now and that it will be more difficult every time to be called up, but I'm here if they need me," Marquez told the team's website.

Regarding his club's start in Serie A, Marquez feels lucky to have the chance to play in Italy, a country he was always fond of:

"We've had a good run so far. Our teamwork has been great and it has helped me adapt quicker than I expected. I'm truly happy to live in such a wonderful city, which has been great to me. I just have to take in this moment and keep doing my best," Marquez added.

"El Kaiser" finished the interview stating that Italian football is truly different than others, since coaches pay more attention to tactics, something that cannot be seen in French or Spanish football.