The Mexican promise Marcelo Flores is very clear about his favorite Mexican soccer team and it is not in the MX League
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The young promise of soccer, Marcelo Florescontinues his growth in European football while establishing himself in the Mexico team led by Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino.
Despite the interest from Canada (Flores has dual nationality), the English Arsenal midfielder would have opted for his father’s land and he would like to keep playing games with El Tridespite his recent controversial statements about whether or not he is going to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
But what has generated a lot of interest in recent days was his conversation with TUDN about which of the Mexican soccer teams is his favorite.
The promising 18-year-old footballer did not hesitate to answer which club he opted for: Atlante, which is currently in the Liga Expansión (second division). But he also stressed that he sees very little of the Aztec sport.
“Atlante because my father played there. I don’t know much about Liga MX because I don’t watch that much.”
In the talk he also made it very clear that the love for soccer that led him to dedicate himself to that sport, runs in the family:
“My father is Mexican, everyone on my father’s side is very passionate about soccer. They gave me that love since I was a child and I think that what made me play for Mexico is because of them because it is a dream and a pride to play for them and represent Mexico”
Marcelo’s father, Rubén Flores, played during the 80’s with Atlante. He had a fleeting stint in the first division in which he played 11 games and scored a goal.
Then he left for Canada, where he did the rest of his semi-professional career and where his son Marcelo was born on October 1, 2003 in the city of Ontario.