The election of Marcelo Flores is not conditional on his being called up for the 2022 Qatar World Cup
Marcelo Flores has finally made a decision: to play for Mexico and leave aside the possibility of representing Canada oa England in his career as a national team.
This choice of Flowers It is not conditioned to being called up for the 2022 Qatar World Cup, but rather a life decision and the desire that the Arsenal player also has to wear the colors of the Mexican teamsources confirmed to ESPN.
“I will represent the Mexico National Team for the rest of my professional career”, expressed the 18-year-old midfielder through his social networks.
This Monday May 16, Flowers He disclosed the reasons that made him make this decision.
“Although my heart has always been clear, I would be lying if I said that the process has been easy. The love and connection for several countries is a very difficult feeling to explain and the fact of writing these lines does not mean that I stop feeling affection for the three countries that have contributed to my growth. I love Canada. I love England. I love Mexico”, expressed the player born in Ontario, Canada.
“The reality is that there has only been one National Team with which I have felt identified. Mexico it has given me and my sisters the opportunity to feel at home even when our ‘home’ (London, England) is thousands of miles away. The Mexican Soccer Federation has supported me in different facets of my soccer development, has invested in my growth and has always respected my freedom of decision. At no time have I felt pressured and that is something that I value very much, ”she added.
Despite efforts by the Canadian Soccer Association and head coach John Herdman to get the skilled midfielder to choose to represent the Maple Leaf team, both Marcelo as his father and representative Rubén Flores have already communicated their final decision to Canada.
Sources told ESPN that the Arsenal Sub 18 player will be summoned by Gerardo Martino for the tour of the Mexican team in the United States, in which they will face Nigeria on May 28 at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, on June 2 against Uruguay at the State Farm in Phoenix, and on June 5 against Ecuador at Soldier Field in Chicago.
Once those three matches are over, Martino will put together a 23-25 player roster for the Nations League group stage matches in mid-June, first against Suriname on the 11th in Torreón, and then on the 14th as a visitor in Jamaica, in which I could be Flowers if he convinces ‘Tata’ in terms of football.