Jesus 'Tecatito’ Corona happy with Twente debut, aiming for El Tri

The young Mexican forward got a goal on his debut with Twente, and is aiming for a shot to represent his country.
Young Mexican forward Jesus Corona enjoyed a dream debut on Sunday for Twente in the Eredivisie, scoring a solo effort in his team’s 5-0 victory over Groningen.

“Everything came together,” he told Mexican publication Record from Holland. “The debut, us winning, me getting minutes and even finding the goal.”

The 20-year-old former Monterrey player’s goal was of some quality. He won the ball back in the opposition’s half, charged towards goal and launched an audacious chip over the goalkeeper from the edge of the penalty area.

Although these are still early days for Corona in Holland, the youngster says he has settled well and is setting his sights on a call-up to the Mexican national team.

“I want to establish myself with the team (Twente) and become a starter and hopefully also be called into the national team, because it is a big dream and challenge for me,” added Corona in the same story.

El Tri coach Victor Manuel Vucetich oversaw Corona’s rise from the youth team to first team in Monterrey, but doesn’t believe the time is right for him to step up to international level.

“He needs time and formation,” Vucetich said last week in widely published quotes. “Luckily, I know him and what is better than that to make the right decisions?"

Corona’s Twente – top of the Eredivisie on goal difference - next plays on Friday away at Cambuur.

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