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"I would have loved to play for the Mexican National Team": Andre Pierre-Gignac

Tigres' French striker opened up in an interview and said he would have loved to be part of El Tri.

The player said that he arrived very late to Mexican soccer, but that if he had done so when he was younger, he would have certainly worn the Mexican national team uniform.
The player said that he arrived very late to Mexican soccer, but that if he had done so when he was younger, he would have certainly worn the Mexican national team uniform.

In an interview with a Nuevo León media outlet, French striker André Pierre-Gignac shocked all of Mexico by saying: "I would have loved to play for the Mexican National Team".

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The player said that he arrived very late to Mexican soccer, but that if he had done so when he was younger, he would have certainly worn the Mexican national team uniform.

This is what André Pierre-Gignac had to say about playing for the Mexican National Team

In an interview with a Nuevo León media outlet, the current top scorer of the Liga MX 2022, and lethal striker of Tigres, a club that is going for a direct pass to the Liguilla, thrilled fans of El Tri with his words:

"I would have loved to, the truth is (to play for Mexico), but I arrived late. If I had arrived here at the age of 22, maybe I would have, with naturalization. I love the strikers on the national team. I've been a fan of Raúl (Jiménez) for a long time, Chucky is a different player. At the back, I love Charly Rodríguez, he's going to come back, hopefully quickly. 

In this way, the so-called "most Mexican Frenchman" gives another example of the respect he feels for the Mexican National Team's uniform and affirms that he does believe in Mexico in official competitions. 

He spoke about how he and the French national soccer team clashed with El Tri in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, in a match in which the Mexican national team won.

"I played Mexico in South Africa and we knew it wouldn't be easy. We had Thierry Henry, Anelka, and Ribery, we had incredible players. Mexico, when they compete, with the desire to have that shirt on, anything can happen and we saw that against Germany. Nobody can underestimate Mexico. I do believe a lot in Mexico in official competitions because that shirt weighs a lot and in competitions, Mexican pride comes out and I like that". 

How does André Pierre-Gignac see the Mexican National Team?

Contrary to what even many El Tri fans think of the current Mexican National Team, Gignac was honest and said that it is not possible to talk about a bad national team.

And the numbers support the opinion of the Tigres French striker since in the last Concacaf World Cup Qualifying Round, neither the USMNT nor Canada National Soccer Team managed to outdo the Mexican National Team in numbers.

Gerardo Martino's team managed to tie on points with Canada, the leader of the competition, so Gignac's comments seem more than accurate. He even said that Mexico was the team that other countries wanted to beat. 

"Today we can't say that there is a bad national team. Some may have less renowned players, but the desire and pride to wear the jersey of your country is another thing. We saw it in the qualifying round with Mexico, everyone wanted to beat them and the desire and pride make you play better for your national team, that is why it was so difficult for Mexico because Mexico is above all those teams, without disrespecting anyone". 

Would you have liked to see André Pierre-Gignac on el tri's uniform?

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Walter Gabriel Estrella Yah.

Journalist with more than 10 years of experience. Puma UNAM at heart. Fan of the most beautiful sport on the planet. I currently cover Liga MX, MLS, Premier League, Mexican National Team and USMNT. Always attentive to the latest world soccer news.+ info

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