Brazilian defender Dória affirms that he will be naturalized to play for Mexico

The defender of the Guerreros assured that as soon as he has his papers ready, he will fight for a position in El Tri

TORREÓN – Brazilian Matheus Dória, Santos Laguna defender, said Tuesday that he has already started his Mexican naturalization process because his goal is to play for the national team.

“I have goals in my career and one of the main ones is to fight for a position in the Mexican team after my naturalization letter comes out, I’m going to fight for that “, confessed the captain of the Saints.

Dória, 26, arrived in Mexico at the Apertura 2018 and began her career with the Botafogo of the Brazilian league, a team with which she played the Copa Libertadores de América.

In 2015 he went from Botafogo to Olympique de Marseille in France’s Ligue 1, in 2016 he played for Granada in the Spanish league and then signed in 2018 with his current team.

The central defender acknowledged that since he arrived at Keep, home of the team, it felt like home.

“I feel very happy outside and inside the club. Inside the team they have done everything to make me feel like another Mexican, that’s why I have it in my head to stay here longer, even I renewed with Santos for four more years“, showed off.

Matheus Doria He stressed that, after his naturalization, if he gets an opportunity to play with the national team there will be a benefit for both parties.

“If I get called up, it will be very good because Mexico is going to win because of the competition that is going to be generated, but for that I have to work hard on Saints. I know that the roles take time, while I am going to keep my level very high to be able to play for Mexico“.

The number 21 of the Saints He highlighted the growth of the Mexican league, which attracts figures from abroad and also gives rise to young values ​​to football in Europe.

“The Mexican league has grown a lot. Today several players who have played in big teams in Europe want to come, and young Mexicans who emerge here find projection to go to Europe.”

Since 2018 Doria He is a regular starter in the team led by Uruguayan Guillermo Almada and was a fundamental piece in the runner-up that the team obtained in the last Clausura 2021.