Luis Malagon assures that he can compete for Ochoa’s place in the Tricolor

Luis Angel Malagongoalkeeper of America, assured this Friday that there are many goalkeepers in the local league with enough quality to compete with them. Guillermo Ochoa for this position in Tricolor.

“There are many goalkeepers who can compete for this place, but ultimately the decision has to be made by Jaime. “I have a lot of respect for Memo, he’s a guy I love and admire, but at the end of the day it is what it is, I will work as hard as I can to get into the national team,” Malagon said at a press conference. conference.

The native of Zamora de Hidalgo, Michoacan, acknowledged his desire to become Ochoa’s successor, but said that to achieve this he must first become a fundamental figure in goal for the Águilas, the team that is top of the Apertura 2023 standings.

Today I am indebted to America, the team that gave me the great opportunity to go beyond; I’m really hungry for titles and that’s what’s needed here and that’s why I know that opportunity will come with the national team.

Ochoa, the Salernitana goalkeeper, admitted last June that at 38, he feels capable of competing in his sixth World Cup with Mexico, which will take place at the 2026 World Cup, when he will be 41.

Of course, I will take care of myself and want to get to my sixth world championship. I feel good physically, and this is the most important thing, and I have strengthened myself mentally, with a great desire to continue performing in the national team.

Malagon respects the determination of Guillermo Ochoa, whom he considers close, but that does not stop him from fighting to become the owner of coach Jaime Lozano’s team.

Ochoa is a great goalkeeper, a great friend, it will always be a great dream to be with him, but the man tries his best and the coaching staff is the one who makes that decision, you just have to work as hard as you can. Perhaps, perform in your club, so that when such an opportunity arises, you do not lose.

Malagon arrived in America for the Clausura 2023 tournament, in which he took over from Oscar Jimenez.

With the Mexican national team, he was part of the U23 team that won a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics under Jaime Lozano, who is now the coach of the senior team.

(according to information from EFE)

Source: Aristegui Noticias