Arsenal Striker Carlos Vela: Wembley Atmosphere Will Help Mexico Prepare For World Cup

Gunners youngster believes England match in an important test for Mexico.
Arsenal striker Carlos Vela thinks that playing against England at Wembley on Monday will provide Mexico with a great test for the World Cup.

Mexico will face South Africa in the World Cup’s opening match in Johannesburg on June 11.

The 21-year-old striker believes that the Wembley supporters will allow Mexico to see the kind of environment that the host country will enjoy at Soccer City.

“The environment is incredible, the people live every game passionately and it will be a difficult situation to have the public against us,” Vela told the Daily Star.

“It will serve as preparation for facing South Africa as hosts.”

Vela knows that facing England will provide Mexico with a highly competitive match to prepare for their World Cup campaign.

 “It will be a very important game as England are one of the strongest teams of the moment.

“It is an important test for both teams, because they also have to play against a great team in Mexico.”

Along with South Africa, Mexico will be matched against Uruguay and France in Group A.

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