The 19-year-old winger admits that he's ready to prove himself in the competition. European clubs could gain interest in the Honduras starlet if he plays well.KANSAS CITY, Kan -- Andy Najar might be frustrated by the Honduras Under 23 team's close 2-1 loss to the Mexico U23s in the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying final, but he can't hide his excitement about having a chance to prove himself in the London this summer.
"Yeah, I'm excited," he said. "Being an Olympian with the national team is great. I'm so excited"
Expectations are low for Honduras but Najar expects that Los Bicolor will be prepared to work hard on the field.
"It's going to be a hard competition but we are going to work hard and give everything on the field."
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His coach Luis Fernando Suárez agrees with his young starlet, and knows that his side will require some extra help in the form of three overage players.
"We need to take a look at some names [for reinforcements]. We don't know how long Alfredo Mejía will be out, for example," he said.
Mejia suffered a reported broken ankle in Honduras' semifinal victory over El Salvador, and the midfielder could be out 2-3 months.
The Olympics could also provide Najar with a great platform to go after his ambition to play in Europe.
The D.C. United midfielder has expressed several times that he would love to play in England's Premier League or Spain's La Liga. Being in close proximity on the continent means that it will be easier for scouts to examine his skills on the field. Even if Honduras doesn't create a stir in the summer games, strong performances from the 19 year-old could lead to a big move.
Which is just another reason why the young Honduran should be excited.