Mexico u20 boss Luis Perez believes Marcelo Flores is showing total commitment to the Mexican National Team, praising his first performance of the break.

Marcelo Flores with the Mexico u20s (Photo via Flores on Instagram)
Marcelo Flores with the Mexico u20s (Photo via Flores on Instagram)

Marcelo Flores has once again been called up by the Mexico u20s for the international break, joining them for a triple header against Colombia, Brazil, and the USA.

The three matches are all part of the Revelations Cup, a round-robin competition between the four countries.

There’s been a lot of speculation about Flores’ future in the last few years, given he’s eligible for Canada and England as well.

Ahead of the break, Mexico u20 manager Luis Perez insisted the player is showing his commitment to Mexico.

“We see a Marcelo Flores who is very committed to the Mexican National Team, increasingly mature, understanding the game plan,” Perez said.

“For me, it’s important that they come here convinced to come to Mexico, we have found a very approachable Marcelo.”

Marcelo Flores with the Arsenal u23s (Photo via Flores on Instagram)
Marcelo Flores with the Arsenal u23s (Photo via Flores on Instagram)

Flores started in Mexico’s opening game against Colombia in the early hours of Thursday morning (or Wednesday night in local time).

The game finished 0-0, but the Arsenal youngster earned praise for his performance in the match.

“Marcelo Flores played a good game and participated in areas where we asked him to,” Perez said.

“He showed commitment to his teammates and helped them, the only thing missing was the finish.”

Charlie Patino and Marcelo Flores with the England u19s and Mexico u20s respectively (Photo via Patino on Instagram)
Charlie Patino and Marcelo Flores with the England u19s and Mexico u20s respectively (Photo via Patino on Instagram)

In the other game, Brazil thrashed the USA 4-0, giving them an early three points and a major goal difference boost.

Mexico face Brazil next, on Saturday, and Mexico likely now need a win to get back in contention to finish the competition on top.

As for Flores, it seems like he’s edging closer to committing his future to Mexico, but his options remain open for now.

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