After a four-year absence with El Tri, one of the most important Mexican strikers will return to play with his National Team. Carlos Vela was confirmed as a starter for tomorrow's game against The Netherlands in what's been labeled as a rematch for the Round of 16 match between the two sides during last summer's World Cup.
Miguel Herrera, Mexico's coach, revealed that everyone inside the group is happy with Vela's return despite his continuous refusals to join the National Team for the last four years. "El Piojo" told the press to stop talking about that, since Real Sociedad's player agreed to participate with them this time.
"Carlos is not a stranger to this group. He's got many friends here, and it's quite obvious he is willing to cooperate with them. This is a solid squad, and Vela is not enjoying any special treatment. He wants to work with us and the team took him in just fine," Herrera said.
The Mexican coach stated that he is ecstatic having different options up front, especially since all the players in this team play abroad.
"I think the hardest thing for me is to convince them that they have to sacrifice when we don't have the ball. Our strikers are pretty good, and they are always willing to chip in with whatever we need from them. For this game, we know we'll face a great team that's currently fighting to qualify for a big tournament, so we will try to learn from this match and make the most of it," Herrera added.
After this match, Mexico will play against Belarus on Sunday to complete their International matches for this year.