This experienced central defender returns from international competitions and he knows that he must fight to keep El Tri’s position
Hector Moreno admitted that part of his motivation for returning to Liga MX was to hope to get a starting spot with Mexico in the 2022 World Cup.
Now in Monterrey after Qatar’s Algarafa, the 33-year-old player may face a difficult battle to keep his place in the team. El Tri struggled defensively in the Gold Cup and eventually lost to the United States 0-1 in the final. He needs to improve his state at the club level to improve his stock.
But the leg injury in the loss to the USMNT has threatened his Monterey debut to be put on hold, 14 years after he left Liga MX for the first time to achieve his young overseas ambitions.
What did you say?
“My biggest dream is to participate in the next World Cup,” Moreno said TUDN . “[Monterrey is a] The club is where you have all the tools, where I can stay as healthy as possible.
“Two years ago I decided to go to Qatar, where I lived a wonderful life, but as far as football is concerned, it is not the best.
“But now I must recover and fight [for my place], I came to the national team as a very capable person, and I want to continue playing. It will depend on the coaching staff and on whether my football in Rayados can continue to stay in the national team. This is my dream and goal, and I will work hard for it. “
Regarding his injury, Moreno added: “Tomorrow we will do some tests to see the extent of the injury. I hope it is minimal because I am already looking forward to joining the team.
“If I cannot play because I am recovering from the beginning, I will do my best to support my teammates.”
Mexico World Cup Qualifiers Schedule
After a terrible summer, they lost to USMNT in two finals, and El Tri will try to cheer up in the World Cup qualifier against Jamaica on September 2.
The rematch with the Stars and Stripes will be held on November 12.