The Red Devils' goalkeeper deflected questions about the possibility of putting on the gloves for Mexico in this summer's World Cup.
Goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera is focusing on Toluca and not getting caught up in speculation about whether he will be Mexico’s number one in Brazil, or even make El Tri’s World Cup squad.
“My job is to keep doing what I love every weekend and not get wrapped up in (the national team debate),” said Talavera in quotes published by Medio Tiempo. “ If I leave all that to one side and focus on what is important, which is the team, the result will be a call-up.”
Talavera was arguably the man of the match in Toluca’s 1-1 draw Tuesday evening against the San Jose Earthquakes in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League and has been in good form all season.
However, the former Chivas keeper missed out on Mexico coach Miguel Herrera’s last squad against Nigeria and watched Guillermo Ochoa win plaudits with his performance.
“They are opportunities you have to take advantage of,” Talavera said. “Memo (Ochoa) played (against Nigeria), he did well and now we’ll see who comes next moving forward.”
Talavera has been a regular in the Mexico squad since the 2010 World Cup, but Herrera is only set to take three keepers between the Toluca man, Ochoa, Moises Munoz and Jesus Corona to Brazil this summer.