Marcelo Flores has been playing for Mexico for some time (U16, U20, and senior), but he still has the chance to represent Canada (his country of birth) at the international level. And although he has already made his debut with the senior TRI (in a friendly match), he has not yet made his final decision.
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However, if both countries were to call him up for the next World Cup in Qatar 2022, the 18-year-old playmaker would choose the Aztecs. Or at least that's what he told Gibrán Araige, a TUDN journalist.
What did Marcelo say?
"Canada can also offer it to me. Canada wants me, but I think yes, if Mexico calls me to the World Cup, I think I want to be there".
He has accepted Mexico's call-ups and likes playing here because his love for soccer was born from the Mexican side of his family: "My father is Mexican and all the family on my father's side are Mexican. They are very passionate about soccer, they love soccer, and they passed that love on to me when I was little. It happened to me to play for Mexico, also for them, because it's a lot of pride to play for them and represent Mexico".
His father does not pressure him to go with Mexico. The deliberation must be his own and, for the moment, he does not have his position 100% defined: "He (his father) doesn't tell me much. He tells me wherever I want. Right now I don't know, the truth is, I'm thinking and preparing for when I'm going to make the decision".
Marcelo Flores stands out at Arsenal
Marcelo Flores has 10 goals and 3 assists in 21 games played this season with Arsenal U18 and Arsenal U23. He has also already been called up to the Arsenal first team. His introduction to the Gunners' senior squad is not far off.