Medina Hoping Success With Chivas Lands Spot On El Tri

Alberto Medina hopes to have a strong campaign with Chivas in order to play for the Mexican national team.
Entering the Clausura 2011 season, Chivas' Alberto Medina has set his sights on team and personal goals.

"What I look for is to maintain a starting spot, score goals, have assists and return to the national team," Medina told Mexican daily Record. "That would be important for me."

Medina is coming off perhaps his most important year. While he was not seen as having much of a shot by some to reach the

World Cup, Medina played his way onto the World Cup squad, scoring a goal against Chile in Estadio Azteca on May 16. Medina was part of the World Cup squad, completing a dream he'd had of reaching the illustrious tournament.

"It was an important year in my career," he said. "At the beginning of the year I did well, scored goals and the fact that I went to the World Cup, I can't say it wasn't a good year."

In order to play for Mexico once more, Medina said he'd have to do well with Chivas to impress new manager Jose Manuel De La Torre and not rely on his previous years.

"For every player it is important to be on the natioanl team," Medina said. "But in order to be there you have to be playing well with your club and now the only thing I think about is to be at a good level with Chivas."