‘It could be a dream come true’

Mexico will kick off the 2022 World Cup on November 22 towards Poland. However 11 days earlier than the preliminary whistle, head coach Gerardo Martino has but to announce the ultimate 26-player roster headed to Qatar. 

The way forward for a number of gamers hangs within the stability. The assault stays undefined, with the attainable inclusion of Santiago Gimenez, Diego Lainez, Roberto ‘Piojo’ Alvarado and Raul Jimenez.

Although the gamers possess totally different traits and capabilities on the ball, all of them have one dream in widespread: making the coveted record. 

“It could be a dream come true to go to the World Cup, I’d accomplish a terrific objective,”
stated Piojo Alvarado solely to 90min.

“Behind the dream has been an enormous effort made, being away from residence, away from household, on journeys and the whole lot, so it could be an enormous honor to have the ability to go to the World Cup. It could be an honor to share the sphere with this nice group, and why not be capable to make historical past and depart the identify of Mexico excessive.

“Going to the World Cup could be a dream that I need to fulfill. I would like to have the ability to make historical past with Mexico, and go on to that long-awaited fifth recreation that’s being talked about. I would like Mexicans to really feel proud.”

Alvarado kicked off his skilled profession in 2013 with Celaya, the place he managed 10 targets in 62 Ascenso MX appearances earlier than making the bounce to the senior league. He featured for Pachuca, Necaxa and Cruz Azul, previous to reaching Chivas de Guadalajara in 2018. 

His membership performances propelled him to a world profession with the Mexican nationwide crew. 

Piojo debuted on August 29, 2018 in a pleasant towards Uruguay, however has since turn out to be an integral a part of Tata Martino’s squad. He changed Jesus ‘Tecatito’ Corona within the months main as much as the event, after the Sevilla participant was on the sidelines with a extreme harm. 

The Chivas de Guadalajara participant labored out effectively for Martino, given his capacity to attach with teammate Alexis Vega on the assault. The dynamic duo maintain the beginning positions at Chivas, inspiring chemistry on and off the sphere. 

“For me it could be a dream to have the ability to play a World Cup with Alexis, to have the ability to transmit that relationship to individuals on the pitch. We already know one another quite a bit, and we convey that on the pitch. We would like individuals to take pleasure in watching us play,” he stated. 

Mexico is ready to announce their ultimate roster on November 14. 

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