Blanco would end Mexico retirement if called on
After the recent stumbles against Jamaica and Canada, El Tri has complicated its qualification possibilities. for the 2010 World Cup. But a rare talent aims for a possible comeback to help lead his country to the Hexagonal round of CONCACAF qualifying.
Chicago Fire forward Cuauhtémoc Blanco would be willing to come out of his recent retirement and return to the Mexico national team if coach Sven-Göran Eriksson gives him the call.
"If asked [by Eriksson] it is obvious that I will be there, because it is an important match in which the experienced people need to be present, who know what it is to play in Honduras," stated Blanco.
The 35-year old veteran was part of Mexico's past three qualification campaigns and knows the fundamental importance, difficulty and what is needed to play against Honduras.
"It is going to be a very complicated match, everything will be against us, so we must remain concentrated and have the pants to confront this match," he said
In the first three undefeated qualification matches under Eriksson, Blanco was used as a substitute but his presence on the field improved the Mexico attack and clearly marked a difference.
Still, "El Cuau" affirmed that he will not ask to be on the Selección.
"The truth is that if they think that I am needed at any moment I will gladly be there, but I will not ask for the Selección to call me," expressed the talented No. 10. "I like being there. But if not, I will be supporting them from here so they can advance to the next phase."