“The Little Prince” presented as a power-up of the beast in front of more than 10 thousand fans

Mexican midfielder Andres Guardado, who has played for his national team in five World Cups, foresees an exciting future at Leon, the club he will play for when he returns to Mexico after 17 years.

The 37-year-old midfielder, who retired from the national team in May 2023 after becoming the most capped player with 181 appearances, arrived at his new team after leaving Real Betis, the club with which he won the Copa del Rey in 2022. .

“I’m very happy to be here, I know we have an exciting future ahead of us, I’m going to leave everything for you and I hope you identify with me, I know what this shirt means to you and I hope this year becomes great year for Leon,” Guardado said on Tuesday in front of nearly 10,000 fans attending the player’s presentation at the Camp Nou stadium.

“A year and a half ago the club was looking for me at a very difficult time for me, they opened their doors to me and it stayed in my heart and when he knocked on the door again I didn’t hesitate,” he added.

Guardado returns to Mexico, where he began his career in 2005 with Atlas, a club he left two years later to join Deportivo La Coruña in Spain, a country where he also played for Valencia. .

In addition, he was a player for Bayer Leverkusen in Germany and PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands, a club with which he was champion in the 2014–2015 and 2015–2016 seasons and with which he won the Super Cup in 2016 and 2017.

Guardado’s reappearance in Mexican football could come on Saturday when Leon faces Santos Laguna on the third day of the Clausura tournament.

“I’ve gotten into a rhythm, I need to be well rested these days and prepare and if the teacher (Jorge Bava) decides I’m ready to play,” Guardado told Fox Sports.

Note: Reuters.

Photo: EFE

Source: Aristegui Noticias