Former Gunners goalkeeper Jens Lehmann assured that striker Carlos Vela could not play for Real Madrid due to his attitude, He explained that the Mexican striker was a spectacle on the court but regretted that he could not continue his career among the elite of the soccer. Those who have shared the field with Vela have only given praise to the Mexican, although others assure that the forward could have given more.
Jens Lehmann, the historic German goalkeeper of Arsenal, met the Mexican when they shared the Arsenal dressing room, shortly after the English team signed the Mexican after the 2005 U-17 World Cup in Peru. The former goalkeeper affirmed that Vela was a footballer who could reach the tallest in world football. Finally, Lehmann reiterated that the LAFC forward is a fantastic player, who was able to shine in other teams such as Real Madrid.
On one occasion, the midfielder Fabregas explained that he always gave Carlos Vela advice because he considered him like a brother. However, he recognized that the Mexican did not pay much attention to the advice people gave him. Cesc Fabregas indicated that Carlos Vela's most common phrase was "I do it tomorrow" a typical phrase from Mexicans, to which the Spanish always answered, "it does not have to be done tomorrow, it has to be done today".
Despite all the criticism of Carlos Vela's decisions, he continues to show that he is one of the best Mexican soccer players, his coach Bob Bradley has assured that in MLS he has a more important role, that is why he is the captain of the team. Last year, Vela was named the best player of the American championship (MVP) and also, in 2020, he has led LAFC to the final of the Concacaf Champions League, after eliminating three great Mexican teams.