Carlos Vela makes clear his intentions for the future

Carlos candlewho scored this Wednesday the goal of LAFC in their 1-2 loss to Austinassured that the conversations for his renewal are on the right track and showed his willingness to reach an agreement with the Los Angeles team.

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“If it’s in my power, of course I’ll continue at LAFC. I’ll help the team win a trophy,” the Mexican told the media, assuring that the negotiations are going “a little better.”

In one of his few appearances before the press in recent times, the striker stressed that “until you sign -the contract- you don’t have something for sure”, but pointed out that both he and LAFC are “making efforts to make this work” .

“Being able to give this team a title motivates me a lot”

“I am delighted to play in Los Angeles, in this stadium and with these fans. Enjoying this team and being able to give this team a title is something that motivates me a lot. And I think the club too”, he developed.

“We are walking towards the same side, both of us making our efforts to make this work. When both parties really want something to happen, I think it can happen. At the moment it is not guaranteed, but we are doing well. We are happy in the place where we are, but as I tell you the truth, I focus more on enjoying each game”, he assured.

Vela arrived in 2018 at LAFC as the great star of this ambitious soccer project that in a few years has become one of the leading clubs in the MLS.

Rumors around its renewal

However, the rumors about its renewal with the LAFC or his departure from the team have been a constant in recent months in Los Angeles since his current contract expires on June 30.

Strictly sports Vela He scored his first goal from a penalty this Wednesday after seven games without seeing a door. In total he has five goals this season.

With this goal, number 62 of his career in the United States, Vela He became the third fastest player in MLS history (98 games) to reach 100 goals, combining those he scored with those he assisted for the goal -he has accumulated 38 assists in his career in this league-.

Without attaching too much importance to their individual achievements, Vela he stated that “when you lose a match you are never happy”.

Austin, new leader

The LAFC has lost two games in a row and, after tonight’s defeat, gave up the lead in the West on goal difference to Austin —both with 23 points.

In this way, Vela believed that this is “a good opportunity” for the LAFC measure your reaction capacity and “demonstrate the character and personality of the team”.

“We will work hard to get out of this situation,” he said.