Marcelo Flores, born in Canada, but of mexican fathermade the decision to play for the Tricolor, after months of consideration which of the two national representatives to choose.
As reported One Soccer Canada and, later confirmed by the 18-year-old midfielder on his account Twitterthe footballer, currently in the ranks of Arsenal, has already told Canadian leaders that will represent Mexico at national team level, ending speculation that he would opt for the Americans if they secured him a place on the squad that will play the Qatar 2022 world cup.
The report indicates that Flowers decision would not be subject to go to World Cup with the Tricolores, team he has played with two friends at a higher level (Chile and Guatemala)in addition to being part of the selected with age limit.
Dorrell Flowers could choose to play for his native Canadafor Mexico because of his paternal descent, or because of Englandthe country where he arrived in 2017 and from where passport received in 2021.
John HerdmanCanadian strategist, asked the footballer and even presented a plan to Arsenal for the development of the player, already convened by Mikel Arteta, coach of the Arsenal, be part of first team, although it has yet to debut. However, it wasn’t enough to convince Flores.
🗣 Mikel Arteta on @10marceloflores 🇲🇽
It’s great to have him with the first team, training and understanding what it takes to be a professional player!
It’s not my decision! (If he plays for Mexico or Canada) The right decision will come from his heart. ❤️
— Hayters TV (@HaytersTV) April 19, 2022
The Canadianswho will arrive in Qatar highly motivated in their first World Cup since 1986, They insisted on recruiting the footballer for lack of a player with a creative profile in the last third of the field, pBut in the end, the Mexican-Canadian opted for the Habs, where He has previously played at Under-16 and Under-20 leveland who, as he mentions, have been very supportive throughout his career.
There was only one national team in which I felt identified. Mexico gave me and my sisters the opportunity to feel at home […] I will represent the Mexican national team for the rest of my professional career.
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