Marco Fabian believes he is hitting top form with just nine days until the World Cup begins in Brazil.
“This is the best moment of my career,” Fabian told reporters after practice on Monday. “Every player in this sport wants to play at a World Cup, it is the highest (reward) and to be able to be part of that is a dream.”PHOTOS: USA vs. Azerbaijan | World Cup teams
Fabian had appeared unlikely to go to Brazil after some dismal form with club team Chivas after the 2012 Olympics, but a winter move to Cruz Azul resurrected his career and he quickly found some form.
“This past season was extremely good, a lot of things changed, others improved, I changed, my life changed,” explained Fabian. “I’m a better person and that was the principal objective I had.”
The 24-year-old – who won Olympic gold with Mexico in London 2012 – is inching towards a starting place with El Tri at the World Cup, after Luis Montes’ broken leg ruled him out.
Fabian has scored one goal in each of Mexico’s last two matches against Israel and Ecuador and has six goals in his 13 appearances (eight starts) so far for the full national team.