Arsenal midfielder Quique Flores: Looking up to players like Melone Barcelona is my favourite team

2022-06-14 0 By

Arsenal midfielder Quique Flores has spoken to GOAL about his upbringing, national team and goals.Mexico national team Quique Flores: “I will never forget my debut night in Mexico.My teammates have been great to me, some of them older, but I have a great relationship with them and I’ve benefited a lot.This is a very special moment for me and my family and I thank coach for giving me this opportunity.”Goal and football icon Quique Flores: “I want to make my Premier League debut before I’m 19, that’s my goal.I want to make my official debut for Mexico and hopefully I can go to the Qatar World Cup.I admire players like Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar, who have all done the same great things.Looking up at players like that, you want to do what they have done because, like any other player, my ultimate dream is to win the Champions League and the Ballon d ‘Or.”Flores: “I started playing football at a very young age and my dad always had a lot of friends around him who were in football and everyone loved football.Although I started playing football at a very young age, I never lost my love for it. I was an energetic child and it made me happy.”Favorite club Quique Flores: “Barca is my favorite club and my mom told me THAT I never took off the Barca shirt.When I was very young my dad took me to the Nou Camp to watch a few games and I loved Ronaldinho.I adore Messi, my sisters adore Sanchez and Iniesta, and we just love coming home and watching the great teams play.I always get excited when we play in the Champions League, it’s a great memory.Ipswich academy debut Flores: “The first year was really difficult.I played well, but it was really hard for a Canadian kid to adapt to the English style and communicate with the English kids at first.But I just stuck to my football, and I put in a lot of hours the next year because my dad became one of the coaches there, so I would be there all day on Saturdays and Sundays, and after school.I worked really hard both individually and as a team, and eventually the hard work paid off, and as I got better and better, a lot of team options followed.””Every day on my way to training I see pictures of the first team players in the corridor.It was the ultimate dream, so every day I gave it my all to get better because I knew it would pay off in the end.It’s also an inspiration to watch the guys who break through and show me their path, and if I keep doing what I’m doing, maybe I can get there, too.”Flores was invited by Arteta to train with the first team. “THE first time I went there I was maybe 16 or 17 and I was enjoying playing FIFA and then all of a sudden I was training with the players I saw in the game and it was surreal.Obviously I’ll get used to it, but the first time was really cool because when I went toe-to-toe with them I realized how good they were.Every time I go to the first team I just want to give my best to the manager and the players and that’s what I’ll continue to do.(9)