Cruz Azul candidate in the league, Vela should go to ‘El Tri’
Two rounds of Clausura 2013 have passed, and although it is early to mention any favorites, I think that Cruz Azul, Tijuana and America are the teams that look to be in the best form for this tournament, without forgetting the teams of Monterrey, Rayados and Tigres.
I think that more or less by the sixth date is when we will see which teams really are the favorites, although I venture to say that Cruz Azul is one of the candidates because of the signings they brought in and the strong squad they have.
America in particular I see as a strong team. In the match this past Friday, their rival, Jaguares, did not put up much resistance and the “Aguilas” simply took advantage of Chiapas’ mistakes to get the win. We’ll have to wait for the next matches to find out the real level of the “Azulcremas.”
I also want to comment on the good moment that Carlos Vela is living in Spain. The Real Sociedad forward scored his eighth goal in the Spanish league this weekend and he is on a roll. Vela did not enjoy much playing time in the past and now that he is has more minutes, he has taken advantage of it and has become a key element for his team.
Because of his performance, Vela deserves to be called up to the Mexican national team. He is a player who can contribute greatly to the “Tri” on their road to the Brazil World Cup in 2014.
As for my injury, I tell you that I am close to total recovery, I have already been training with my teammates so I can be 100 percent, and although I thought I could return this Friday against Lobos BUAP, the most probable date for my comeback will be on Jan. 26 against Altamira for precautionary measures.
This Thursday I turn 40 years old. If I don’t have to travel to Puebla with my team, I probably will celebrate my birthday in Culiacan with some of my friends at a dinner. I would have been delighted to celebrate it in Mexico with my family, have a meal with my children and with my friends, but obviously because of my job I cannot do that.
Honestly, when I started my soccer career I could not have imagined that I would still be playing at this age. But like I’ve said on previous occasions, the most important thing is the mentality and the desire that you put into your profession; I will continue to train hard so I will be on pace to be 100 percent and to continue competing.
Until next week and remember … eat fruits and vegetables.