Marcelo Flores made the decision to represent the Mexican National Team. According to reports from Canada, the Arsenal player determined to permanently close the door to the maple leaf team.
This information was revealed by the Canadian journalist Gareth Wheeler in the OneSoccer media: “Sources assure that the 18-year-old Arsenal U23 footballer informed Canada of his decision to play in international competitions with Mexico.”
He also stressed that the Canadian National Team considers that Rubén Flores was fundamental in his son’s decision, however, the journalist assured that Marcelo is committed to El Tri.
“Flores’ decision to represent Mexico does not depend on whether or not they call him for the World Cup in Qatar. Marcelo is committed to playing for El Tri and Canada is out of the running,” he added.
A few weeks ago, Canada was in contact with the 18-year-old, but in one of the calls, it was Marcelo himself who told them of his desire not to represent the country in which he was born in 2003.
The 18-year-old striker had the option of choosing Canada, the country of his birth, as well as England because of his mother’s ancestry, opting in the end for the Aztec team, although he did not stop thanking these nations for their development.
Flores, whose sisters, Silvana and Tatiana, also participate in minor selections in Mexico, pointed out that feeling “at home” when he steps in the country influenced his actions.