Friday, May 30, 2008
Vela looks forward to facing Messi
Carlos Vela is with the Mexican national squad getting ready to begin a series of games which include friendlies against Argentina and Peru.
Mexico will then face Belize in a double World Cup qualification encounter.
Vela has been speaking to the Mexican press ahead of their encounter with one of the big powerhouses of Latin American football, Argentina and he pointed to the football rivalry that exists between the two countries.
“Mexico is always motivated when it has to play against a big opponent (like Argentina). It always gives a good image of itself and not long ago we won against Brazil," warned Vela.
He did however look forward to playing against Lionel Messi who he considers the best in the world.
"Argentina is a very difficult opponent with very important players like Messi who is the best in the world. That's what makes it more dangerous” he said.
Mexico are looking to these friendlies to prepare them for their World Cup 2010 qualification games coming against Belize.
Hopefully we can get a win against Argentina because it would be a good start to this (qualification) process" said Vela.
Argentina in San Diego, California, Wednesday 4th June
Peru in Chicago USA, Sunday, 8th June.
Belize in Houston,USA, Sunday 15th June
Belize in Monterrey, Mexico, Saturday 21st June
London Colney, Arsenal pre season training, early July
Vela and Santos like Fabregas and Messi: World stars in the making