Lucas Lobos gives thumbs up to El Tri

The Argentina-born attacking midfielder said he'd be available to help El Tri should new coach Victor Manuel Vucetich request his services.
If Mexico coach Victor Manuel Vucetich comes calling, Tigres captain Lucas Lobos will accept with open arms.

The 32-year-old Argentina-born attacking midfielder – who recently gained Mexican citizenship - had previously avoided giving a direct answer on whether he would accept a call to Mexico’s national team.

“If they call, I will be willing, of course,” Lobos told the awaiting press in Monterrey after training on Wednesday.

Lobos went on to say it would be easy for him to say no because of complications in his personal and family life at present, but that the opportunity to potentially play in a World Cup would be too good to turn down.

Lobos added that he would “give it all” for El Tri if he was called up, but was careful to stress that he has not yet been in contact with Vucetich.

“I would like to be part of the story of Mexico making the World Cup,” added the set piece specialist.

Lobos started his career in Argentina with Gimnasia, before moving over the Atlantic to Spain’s Cadiz in late 2005. He joined Tigres in January 2007 and led the Monterrey-based team to the Apertura 2011 championship.