The decision is not left to the Sporting Kansas City forward, but to the coach of the Mexican Under-23 National Team, Jaime Lozano, who would point to another “9” to reinforce the national team.
“I am available and I hope that in any of these two competitions that are coming, whether in the Gold Cup or the Olympic Games, I will have to go. For me, it will be a great happiness to be there. In a previous interview, [I said] that if they gave me a choice, it would be the Olympics, because I had a bad taste in my mouth of not going to London, but I am available to anyone, “said the tricolor, who adds four goals in this MLS season.
Pulido wants to highlight this year so that Gerardo Martino, technical director of the Mayor, heading to the World Cup in Qatar 2022, which is his main objective.
The Tamaulipas, who will join the rest of those selected next week prior to the Concacaf Final Four, will have a direct competition with Henry Martín, from America, for the starting position in the axis of the Tricolor attack.
“I get along well with Henry, I am happy to be in the National Team and I will be proud to represent my country, to see my friends and colleagues. When I get there, more than competition, what I want is to make a good group, win game by game, and put the national team at the top. The Tata will know how to choose the players, ”he explained, via videoconference prior to the match between Kansas City against the Dynamo this Saturday.
The absences of Raúl Jiménez and Javier Chicharito Hernández have left open the possibility that there is a new benchmark who will sign most of the goals this summer, in the Final Four and the Gold Cup.
“I don’t see him as a replacement, each player has different qualities and I try to live in the moment.”
Sporting – second in the classification in the Western Conference – will be without their top scorer for a couple of weeks, during the official matches.
“You don’t replace Alan Pulido, because he is what he is. Raise the quality of our team and game. What we need to do is give other players opportunities to have an impact as well. Alan is leaving and we must handle it as well as possible, there is no other way ”, praised the coach of Kansas City, Peter Vermes.