In the past week, Carlos Vela announced that he’s officially retiring from Mexico National Team to focus on his current Club, Los Angeles FC, and to give the opportunity to the new generations to show why they’re called to be the ones to help El Tri reach the quarterfinals in a World Cup.
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El Tri could use a player with Vela’s abilities and numbers for the upcoming FIFA match window, especially for the game against USMNT in Estadio Azteca, as they currently face a lack of goals that has prevented them from securing their ticket to Qatar 2022 earlier.
But his decision of stepping down from El Tri also comes after a discussion that he had with Gerardo Martino, after the Mexico National Team coach imposed a strict discipline in El Tri’s camp, something that didn’t sit well with Carlos Vela, which is why Martino decided to veto him and Vela announce his retirement.
Carlos Vela’s numbers with Mexico National Team
Carlos Vela was called to be one of the best players El Tri ever had, something that didn’t come true as he had an intermittent career while wearing El Tri colors. Since his debut in 2007 on a friendly match against Brazil, Vela only played a total of 72 games, while scoring 19 times and assisting on 9 occasions.