Mexico were recently left disappointed after the decision taken by striker Carlos Vela not to be part of the team for the upcoming World Cup 2014. Mexico only narrowly managed to qualify for this tournament, but they will have to perform in Brazil without one of the best strikers on board.
The former Arsenal man has not featured in recent major tournaments for Mexico and the football Federation has allowed him exception to take part citing mental reasons. Despite this setback, Mexican national team manager Miguel Herrera has been travelling throughout Europe in order to take the best Mexicans playing in Europe.
A number of players are already established in the national team frame like Giovanni Dos Santos. Herrera reportedly has no issues in picking the three stars – Giovanni Dos Santos, Hector Moreno, and Javier Aquino. He also confirmed that all these players have the intention of taking part in the World Cup. Another Mexican player, Andres Guardado recently made the move to German outfit Bayern Leverkusen.
He could be on the road to greatness according to Herrera. The manager also praised the attitude shown by Manchester united forward Javier Hernandez, who has found it hard to get a first-team spot ahead of Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie.
“Guardado has done well for a long time. I think he has a lot of ability. We’re going to wait for him to get into rhythm after the injury and I’m sure he’ll keep up his excellent form. Mexico is going to be an aggressive team that plays with determination. (El Tri will be) a very dynamic side that controls the ball well, wins the ball back well and has great mobility to attack the opposition,” said about the future of Guardado and also the formation of the national team at the World Cup.