Bayer Leverkusen winger Andres Guardado has dismissed rumors of a move to Chivas and ruled out any return to Mexico in the near future.
“The truth is that this is a complete lie. I also read articles that said I had an agreement with Chivas because I spoke with Ricardo (La Volpe) and that is all absolute lies,” Guardado told Televisa. “The truth is I’m not in contact with any team and even if I was I have no plans to return to Mexico in the short term."
"I want to stay in Europe for a few more years and I intend to do so,” the former Atlas, Deportivo La Coruña and Valencia star added.
Guardado also reaffirmed his commitment to Mexico’s national team ahead of the 2014 World Cup.
“I have always demonstrated that I am committed to the national team and I always will be,” he said, in response to criticism over recent comments that he had not given much thought to representing Mexico in Brazil.
Guardado clarified that he made the comments “a couple of weeks ago, when I had just been injured and I said ‘my priority right now is to recover.’”
The media distorted his comments, implying that he was not interested in El Tri, when “my priority was getting fit in order to then return to the national team,” Guardado said.
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