05 March 2012

[Former player] Rafa Márquez: "It was the door open to return to Barcelona"

The centre-back of the New York Red Bulls, Rafael Marquez said in an interview that he still has the open doors of Barcelona.

The Mexican player Rafael Márquez was happy with his return to the selection of Mexico and said, you want to be a champion with his current team, the New York Red Bulls.

The central defender, who will miss the first two games of the season start of the American League (MLS) for a suspension, said be ready and fit and want to help your team to be stronger in all respects.

"I learned a lot last year, I know I have to do, I have to improve, I have to keep doing. This year the liability is higher," he said the number four of the Red Bulls.

Márquez, who participated in last Wednesday's friendly against his team lost by 0-2 to Colombia in Miami, told Efe that it felt great to be back with the 'Tri', do your work and strive to gain a starting job.

The Mexican captain ended the speculation and rumors that had arisen about the possibility it would buy Atlas Guadalajara team he began his career in 1996.

"That possibility is completely ruled out, there were no circumstances" he said.

The Mexican played the second half with the Red Bulls on Saturday at the close of the Desert Diamond Cup in Tucson, Arizona.

His team faced the Real Salt Lake for third place in the tournament and lost 1-0.

In the same tournament took the reigning MLS, the Los Angeles Galaxy and the New England Revolution who, after a draw in 90 minutes, beat the Lakers 4-2 in series of penalties and won the Desert Diamond Cup.

Márquez reiterated his desire to be part of the Mexican Olympic Games London 2012 if that is your team to achieve the qualification.

The international player, 33, has defended the Mexican team jersey in the last three FIFA World Cups, and participated in three Copa America and Confederations Cups.

He has also played for teams like Barcelona Spanish, a time of keeping a good memory. "It was the door open to return, especially at Barcelona," he said.

During his time at the club 'Blaugrana', Márquez contributed to winning the title twice in the Champions League Championship four times the Spanish League and Copa del Rey.

Before his departure from Barcelona in 2010, managed to be the eighth most matches played abroad in the Catalan team.