The new LAFC squad is celebrating its first two months on MLS turf, the debut has exceeded the expectations of the coach Bob Bradley, who sees Carlos Vela as potential 'Messi' of the team.
"I challenge Carlos daily to be our Messi, that's a good challenge," Bradley told ESPN after the game with Dallas FC that ended in a 1-1 draw.
The US strategist commented that "The Bombardier" was left as Messi, noting that he could do incredible things on the court, comparing his agility in the field with that of '10' of Barcelona.
"If you have a great player and you try to answer, who can I use to raise the bar a little higher, Carlos is so good that there are not many players that I can put over him, and I think Messi is still the best example "
To the compliments of Bradley, Vela himself answered with a smile, amazed to have been compared by his technician with 'La Pulga'.
"These are big words, we're talking about the best player in the world, and you try to be there every weekend doing a good job," said Vela.
For the Cancunense, who against Dallas failed their goal attempts, it is relevant to help their experience with their teammates to continue the good path that keeps LAFC in second place in the Western Conference.Follow free daily soccer betting picks.
"I think the important thing is the attitude, it's wanting to work, it's wanting to be better every day and trying to make my teammates better, that's why they brought me to this team," he said.
On the other hand, against the duel against Dallas the mood of the rostrum of the LAFC were controlled with respect to the previous game, where they were heard offensive words against the rival goalkeeper.
This time, Vela's squad dominated the first half with a goal from Steven Beitashour that came in the 9th minute, and the grandstand was surprised towards the end with a goal from Max Urruti that ended up tying for Dallas; In this respect, the Mexican rescued the behavior of the public.
"The fans were great today, that scream does not work for us or for the rival, the only thing it can do is affect the club and everything that surrounds the team, I think it has to change," Vela concluded.