Canadian press reaction to Marcelo Flores for playing with El Tri

Marcelo Flores, 18, scored his first goals for Mexico in the 2021 Revelations Cup (Photo: Twitter/ @Miseleccionmx)

End the uncertainty Marcelo Flores released an official statement in which he announced that for the rest of his sporting career will play with the Mexican national team Yes refused the opportunity to go to Canada for future calls.

And it is that the Arsenal player has aroused great expectation as to the country that will retain his talent, since he has three nationalities: of Mexican, Canadian and English origin. Once his decision was known, the reaction of the Canadian press was immediate and shared his opinion on the choice made by the young striker.

One of the portals that regretted the Arsenal member’s decision was the portal OneSoccerwho described Flores’ decision as a “hard blow” for the team led by John Herdmancurrent technical director Maple Leafas he considered Canadian football to have no figure with Marcelo’s skills.

“The decision to play for Mexico is a blow for Canada, as Herdman does not currently have a player with Flores’ profile on his roster; a naturally gifted number 10 game.

Marcelo Flores with the Mexican national team (Photo: Twitter/@miseleccionmxEN)
Marcelo Flores with the Mexican national team (Photo: Twitter/@miseleccionmxEN)

On the other hand, the media said that within Canadian football this decision was already expected in which Marcelo identified himself with the jersey tricolorhowever, It was still “frustrating” for the team that led the Concacaf Octagon for Qatar 2022.

While the move isn’t unexpected, it’s a frustrating loss for Canada, which misses out on a potential future star in the region. OneSoccer.

While the site Athleticism He detailed how the Canadian team approached Marcelo to seduce Marcelo, but the attempts were unsuccessful. He even argued that his role in the Concacaf octagon ahead of the 2022 World Cup was among the proposals to sign him along with those of Maple Leaf.

“Canada’s efforts, in particular, to convince Flores to play for national team head coach John Herdmanhave been persistent, especially after the national team’s impressive run to the top of Concacaf qualifying for the World Cup and securing their first World Cup spot since 1986.”

Marcelo Flores has previously competed with the Mexico national under-20 team (Photo: Twitter/@miseleccionmxEN)
Marcelo Flores has previously competed with the Mexico national under-20 team (Photo: Twitter/@miseleccionmxEN)

Journalist Gareth Wheeler had already advanced Marcelo’s departure on his Twitter account, shortly before the striker did so formally, he had already regretted his departure with the Sorting.

“Canada’s search for Marcelo Flores is complete. According to sources, the 18-year-old Arsenal player has told Canada that he has chosen to represent Mexico,” he wrote on his verified profile.

The Arsenal player shared his decision to play for Mexico permanently via social media, In an official written statement in English and Spanish, he outlined his reasons for staying with the Sorting.

Marcelo Flores, Arsenal player of England and the Mexican national team (Photo: Twitter/@miseleccionmxEN)
Marcelo Flores, Arsenal player of England and the Mexican national team (Photo: Twitter/@miseleccionmxEN)

“I always knew this day would come sooner or later. I am currently 18 years old, but for a few years I have been aware of the footballing privilege that I have of being able to represent 3 different national teams.“, expressed the player born in Ontario, Canada, at the beginning of the letter.

A few paragraphs later, he said that although he grew up in a multicultural environment, he identified with Mexico, which is why he accepted the invitation to play in the calls of the Aztec team.

“Although I had the opportunity to represent several countries, I always chose to return to the camps of the Mexican national team”

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