Squad news

GUARDADO IS FINE

14 Jun 2008
The participation of Andr�s Guardado with his national team has created a lot of worries in La Coru�a. A couple of weeks ago, he had to leave the pitch during the game Mexico-Argentina due to some physical problems. The doctors at Depor were worried the young winger could suffer another serious injury, but the Mexican federation sent of Thursday a confirmation of the player's status, while the same Guardado said to reporters he�s fine.

Depor's coaching staff has been worried about the current situation of left winger Andr�s Guardado. The Mexican player suffered two serious injuries at Deportivo during the second round in liga 2006/2007. He got back at the end of the tournament and later he joined Mexico's national team in the preparations for the FIFA World Cup 2008 qualifiers.

Precisely that's when the problems started. On June 5, Mexico played a friendly game against Argentina in San Diego, Guardado had to be replaced in the second half after feeling some problems in his right leg, the same sector injured at Depor. Three days later Guardado played another friendly against Per�, match in which he even scored a goal.

Worried about the situation of the player, Deportivo sent a fax to the Mexican federation asking about Guardado's status, the response was received on Thursday at Plaza de Pontevedra. In the responding fax, the doctor of the Mexican federation, Jorge Gonzalo Luna Rivera, confirmed that Guardado is fine and that he has been training without problems.

The same Guardado talked with reporters in Mexico and assured that he's wishing to return to La Coru�a in order to join Deportivo "No matter these injuries, I will return in order to make a good pre-season with all my team mates, this in order to offer my best for the following championship, a competition that will be my consolidation."

Guardado also talked about the facts of his game that have improved since he joined Depor "Now I can choose the proper play. When you are starting, you are wilful, you want to eat the ball and now I know when I have to do something and when I shouldn�t, when you can run after the ball or when you are tired. I already learned how to difference those moments."

BUSY WEEKEND FOR THE INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS
Guardado and Julian de Guzm�n will have a busy week with their national teams. Canada and Mexico kick-off the FIFA World Cup 2008 qualifiers in the CONCACAF region. Canada visits San Vicente on this day (21h00) while Mexico plays at Houston (USA) against Belice (22h30). This round is a two-leg eliminatory. The returning matches will be played in one week. Meanwhile, Rodolfo Bodipo is playing with Equatorial Guinea against Nigeria (16h30), while Fabricio Coloccini will meet Ecuador with Argentina at Buenos Aires (23h10). This last two cases also as part of the World Cup qualifiers.

Back to Squad news