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The Mexican Carlos candle assured this Tuesday, after renew his contract with Los Angeles FC until 2023that he would like to “enjoy” in the Los Angeles team “until the end” of his career.
“I told the guys, I want to continue to be here and I want to win trophies. I want to continue enjoying here until the end of my careerSaid Vela at a press conference organized after the announcement of his contract renewal.
A LAFC player since 2017, Vela assured that he feels very comfortable living in Los Angeles and that he is happy to represent Mexico in California.
“It is a city where they received me in an incredible way, they made me feel at home, like in Mexico. So much countryman makes things very easy for you. I love Los Angeles, my family is happy here. We will surely spend many years living here. For me it is a pride to represent Mexico in Los Angeles“, said.
His contract expired on June 30 and Vela acknowledged that he received proposals from Mexico, although returning to his country was not his first interest.
“I had an offer, I talked to some people from teams in Mexico, but my first option was to stay in Los Angeles. My second option was to look at options in Europe“, he reported.
And he reiterated that his stage in the Mexican team is over: “No, I already said it, it’s up to young people, it’s up to other people to be in the World Cup. From here to support them, I hope we can reach that fifth, sixth or seventh game that we Mexicans want so much, “he said.
Vela leads a team that has recently been strengthened with stars such as Giorgio Chiellini, former captain of Juventus and the Italian national team, or the Welshman Gareth Bale, five-time European champion with Real Madrid.
“This (its renewal) came from before (from Chiellini and Bale). She wanted to continue enjoying Los Angeles. And those reinforcements make us even more excited. If we already had options, now even more. It’s good, but it’s also a pressure that we have to know how to handle“, I consider.
“Chiellini and Bale are an example for everyone. Watching them work, one has no excuse not to do it. On that scale, I am there too,” she concluded.