For parties that Mexican team Will face Costa Rica in Wales and Austria in Cardiff, Gerardo “Tata” Martino calls Efrin Alvarez.
The midfielder was born in the United States, but Mexican parents, were taken into account for the March FIFA date in the Tricolor squad.
At the age of 18, Alvarez wore a shirt for Stars and Stripes and that too in Mexico, in the lower categories. He is also the runner-up in the world with the tricolor, as he was part of the selected one in the Under-17 World Cup which was played in Brazil in 2019.
Interview for Aztec Sports, Efraín admitted that the United States team sought him out, but is now focused on giving his best with the Greater Tricolor on this tour of Europe.
“The truth is that yes, they have looked for me, and I am happy, but this is an internal issue; But now with Mexico I try to enjoy every moment, I am a sponge and I want to take the best, I want to teach ‘Tata’ that I want to be here “.
Player of La galaxy He assured that the fact that his parents are Mexican is not a pressure to choose which painting to represent. “My parents don’t pressure me or touch on the subject, but when we talk about it they tell me ‘do what you want and where you are better”.
Alvarez expresses that Martino has asked him “Enjoy, give 100 percent, know; he told me he wants to see me, I hope I stay”. In addition, he recalled his participation in the Under-17 World Cup and recalled that the national anthem gave him skin. “He gets really cute when he hears the anthem at the World Cup”.
“It’s a matter of pride to wear a national team shirt with the national team, wherever it is, if it’s the oldest, all 20, I’m happy, the Olympics are the best and then the World Cup, where I play”He asked if he would like to play the Olympic tournament.
Finally, the footballer revealed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic marked him when he was his teammate on the Los Angeles team. “Ibra taught me how he works, how he takes care of himself, how he is in the dressing room, I admire him a lot”.
“Wannabe troublemaker. Pop culture fanatic. Zombie nerd. Lifelong bacon advocate. Alcohol enthusiast. Tv junkie.”