Vela noncommittal over El Tri future

The Sociedad striker is in fine form, but has yet to commit to a return to the Mexican national team.
With a shrug of the shoulders and an “I don’t know,” Carlos Vela kept Mexico fans on tenterhooks after his man-of-the-match performance for Real Sociedad on Wednesday.

The Mexican forward was asked if he would feature for Mexico at the Brazil World Cup and, once again, the answer was ambiguous.

“At the moment I’m not there (with the national team), I’m another fan and I wish (the team) the best, I always want my country to succeed and we will be supporting,” Vela told Fox Sports from San Sebastian.

Vela scored both goals in Sociedad’s 2-0 victory over Lyon in the Champions League, with his second compared in some quarters to Diego Maradona’s solo run for Argentina against England in the 1986 World Cup.

“The last minutes were about giving everything I had left, I tried to make space for myself and get to the goal,” he explained. “It fills me with confidence and I’m happy to be here.”

Vela is also confident that El Tri – who he last appeared for in March 2011 – will make the World Cup without him.

“I don’t have a doubt, I believe Mexico will be at the World Cup, it has very good players,” added Vela.

The outcry for Vela’s inclusion in Mexico’s squad has been intensified due to the Cancun-born scoring four goals in four games so far this season and El Tri struggling so far in 2013.