It's the same song, another verse for the Mexican FA and Carlos Vela.
Coach Miguel Herrera, national team director Hector Gonzalez Inarritu and other federation officials met with the star Real Sociedad forward Monday in Madrid to gauge his intentions and interest in returning to El Tri. But Vela, once more, said he wasn’t 100 percent in the right mental and emotional states of mind, according to a news release from the federation.
There might be some finality now, with the same release stating that Herrera told the player he doesn't have the commitment he's looking for from his national team players.
"Therefore, Carlos Vela definitely will not be selected in the course of this World Cup process," the release stated.
The Mexican team still has Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, Oribe Peralta and Raul Jimenez as forward options in the 2014 World Cup but no doubt would’ve been bolstered by a Vela commitment.
Vela has been one of the best Mexican players in Europe for the past two seasons but hasn’t suited up for the national team since March 2011. He had a falling out with then-manager Jose Manuel "Chepo" de la Torre and took umbrage to how he was portrayed in the Mexican press.
Many speculated that with Vela in fine form and a new man at the helm of El Tri, a return would be in the cards. For now, that looks to be off the table, but this is a saga that hasn’t been without its twists and turns.
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