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Erick Gutierrez, from almost returning to Mexico to playing his first final with PSV

Erick Gutierrez has become an undisputed starter, but the road has been winding and long.

The Mexican player has earned a starting place this season with PSV.
The Mexican player has earned a starting place this season with PSV.

Érick Gutiérrez is in his fourth year with PSV Eindhoven of the Netherlands and, although everything seems like a dream due to his undisputed starter and the good pace so far this 2022, 'Guti' was not always happy, and between injuries, lack of opportunities and more questions than answers at times, he was close to returning to Mexico.

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Despite everything, Érick Gutiérrez, barely 26 years old, clung to his dream to succeed in Europe, especially at a club where it has become a tradition to have Mexican players. His hunger for more has him 90 minutes away from lifting his first title with the team. This Sunday he will play the final of the Dutch Cup against the Ajax of Mexican Edson Álvarez.

"I think I'm closing very well, we know how difficult it has been to be here, I came close to leaving the club, to return to Mexico, I had a very bad time. I worked quietly, without noise, my opportunity came and I had no injuries and I consider that I was physically well, I have had many games and it is my best streak since I arrived here," he confessed this Friday at a press conference.

The language was also difficult for the Mexican

‘Guti' acknowledged that at the beginning the Dutch language was a major barrier, but that this is now a thing of the past and he now contributes his bit with four years of experience in Europe and his past as a champion in Mexico.

The Mexican said that in his first seasons he did not have the hierarchy to give his opinion to the team, but now he has earned the respect of his teammates. Gutiérrez acknowledged that in his past he had already played in finals and that now, with the starting lineup, he can now contribute his bit.

The midfielder knows that he is living one of his best moments and has even joked with his coach, Roger SchmidtGerardo Martino finally understood and will call three players that deserve to be in Mexico National Team, that he is better than in past years, where he laughingly said he did not know what was wrong with his body due to the many injuries he suffered.

"I don't know, because I have taken good care of myself, I do exercises so I don't hurt myself. Sometimes I didn't understand why it happened to me if I ate well and trained well, but it was stress and maybe that was it. In the end, I relaxed, the opportunity came and I feel stronger and more intense. I adapted to soccer here," he said.

Guti wants to reach Qatar 2022

‘Guti' has one year left on his contract and will begin to see, together with his agent, if the club intends to renew it because, in a World Cup year, he wants to make the best impression and thus continue to prosper in his career.

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