Although there is a lot of pessimism surrounding the Mexican National Team that will compete in the 2022 World Cup to be held in Qatar, support for the Mexican team comes from various sectors and personalities and a sign of confidence comes from Julio Cesar Chavez, who was excited about the team that will represent the country and from which he expects a historic performance and reach the coveted fifth match.
“I would not like the national team to fail. I would like us to go to the fifth game. Mexico is going to compete in the World Cup, because Mexicans grow. When they have a complicated opponent, they pull out all the stops like boxers,” said the three-time Mexican world champion in an interview with David Faitelson on Star+.
Julio Cesar Chavez’s taste for soccer
Because of the controversies created around the Mexican squad in recent weeks, its poor performance in recent months, particularly on offense, and because of the absence of players who, in the opinion of many, should be there, fans see little chance for Mexico, but the pugilism idol has full confidence in the Tricolor.
“As a Mexican, I have followed the national team. Sometimes it plays badly, then more or less, but in the World Cups it makes a leap in quality. Mexico always competes in the World Championships. It seems that they will not pass to the next round and they win favorites, they grow in adversity”, added the considered best Mexican boxer of all times.
Chvez acknowledges Mexican and world idols
He also took the opportunity to talk about national figures and world idols, his compatriots whom he admires and the best in the world in whom he would become.
“There have been great soccer players. Hugo (Sanchez), Rafael Marquez, Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Chicharito. Those who have triumphed in Europe I always respect,” Chavez said. “I would become Pele, Maradona and Messi. Maradona and Messi my respects, I met Maradona in Culiacn, my respects to him”.