Imagine being rejected twice and still fighting for your dream. That was the story of Carlos Acevedo, current goalkeeper of Santos and the Mexican National Team, who was cut from the team twice, but never stopped believing in his dream. How was it that the goalkeeper never gave up and now he is even part of the Mexican National Team?
Carlos Acevedo commits to Mexican National Team
The Mexican National Team has several players who promise to be the future leaders of the team. One of them is Carlos Acevedo, Santos' goalkeeper who has shown great quality, regardless of the opponent, and that is why he is working hard to win a place in Qatar 2022.
The Mexican goalkeeper has made some commitments to the Mexican fans, as he wants to give them joy in the next World Cup, so he has talked about what he expects from the Aztec team.
Speaking exclusively to Azteca Deportes, the goalkeeper made some commitments to the fans, as he knows that Mexico will be a tough opponent, and both he and his teammates will leave everything on the field.
The Mexican National Team will share a section with Poland, Argentina, and Saudi Arabia in the Qatar 2022 World Cup, rivals that will not be easy but can be beaten because as they have shown in past editions, everyone can be heroes.
Carlos Acevedo's path to the Mexican National Team
It was not until last December 2021, that Carlos Acevedo was able to present himself as a player for the Mexican National Team. However, before that, there was a long road full of obstacles that taught him to never give up. Now, he has his sights set on the Qatar 2022 World Cup, and for that reason, here is his story.
It is an honor for me to introduce myself to you. Carlos Acevedo López was born in Torreón, Coahuila; he is currently 26 years old. Goalkeeper for Club Santos; Administration graduate.With many goals and dreams to accomplish and working to reach them.
Carlos Acevedo-Lopez's dream started when he was 5 years old.
I have always liked sports a lot. Not just soccer. In school, I always play pranks on the teachers.
He never stopped training, but life had other plans for him.
I had two exits from the club. Unfortunately, I didn't have the chance to be able to demonstrate (on those occasions). The first time didn't hurt so much because it was already a need of mine to relax; I was a very young kid.
The second departure could have been definitive, as he was training with the first team.
"I was already training with the first division team. That's when it hit me and I said, 'I can, I can with the first team.'
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'When I get the call to come back, I said, "I can." Little by little I'm building a lot of things.'
To conclude, the Lagunero goalkeeper expressed that he has two big objectives.
'To be champion with Santos on the field would be wonderful for me. Being able to go to the World Cup is another goal I have in mind and I have to work to achieve it.'
The National Team came at a difficult time for me because we had been eliminated by Tigres. After that, I received the letter to be able to go to the call-up against Chile.
Acevedo is close to fulfilling one of his dreams. Will we see him in Qatar 2022?
Carlos Acevedo could go to Qatar 2022
The Santos goalkeeper has been considered by Gerardo Martino in the latest call-ups of the Mexican National Team, so he keeps alive the hope of being able to go to the Qatar 2022 World Cup, to be played between November and December. So far, he has received minutes in friendly matches and also in the CONCACAF Nations League.
Q&A with Carlos Acevedo, Santos goalkeeper
What does Santos represent for Carlos Acevedo?
Agustín Marchesín or Jonathan Orozco?
Both, otherwise they will kill me.
Your debut with the Mexican National Team was...
Liga MX for you is...
Carlos Acevedo's goal is
To be a national idol.
European team you would like to play for
If you had a superpower, what would it be?
A World Cup for you is...
Your idol in goal is...
Saving a penalty or scoring a last-minute goal?
Saving a penalty kick