El Tigre sent a message of encouragement to the youngsters who will assume the qualification process for the 2026 World Cup in North America
Together with his son, Falcao trained with the Colombian team for the friendly against Paraguay/(Instagram: falcao ; fcfseleccioncol)
After attending training with his son Jeddidah, The forward of the Colombia team and Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, Radamel Falcao García is already preparing the duel against Paraguay in the international friendly on the Fifa date prior to the start of the < b>World Cup Qatar 2022.
In a press conference prior to the match against the Guaraní team, Falcao referred to the expectations he has to face the team led by Guillermo Barros Schelotto and his feelings at the hands of Néstor Gabriel Lorenzo's trial, as Colombia coach:
Players with great capacity are coming, with a lot of talent as we are used to in Colombia, we need them to continue to grow, evolve in their desire and their ambition to be greater each time, that will lead them to be able to stand out in international football and I think it is very interesting that such young players can come to the National Team, find out what it means to wear this shirt and get used to the responsibility that the National Team demands
As a benchmark for the tricolor team and top scorer in the story, the el Tigre made known what is the message for those young people who come in the face of the qualifying process for the World Cup in Canada, the United States and Mexico 2026:
I try to transmit characteristics that have always identified me in all the places where I have been, professional ethics, respect for this profession and above all giving the maximum in each moment that you become part of the team, in a training session or in a game, do things with the heart and I hope they can see that way, to always give the best regardless of the result (…) More than teaching I try to contribute, if they ask me for advice I give it, but I don't want to be invasive either , I am a partner, someone who is in the same position, I want to be seen as a partner, as a friend.
Radamel spoke of how exhausting it is to have to respond to a season in Europe during the Fifa date break and highlighted the importance of being focused at this time with the coach of the national team:
It is important to make the most of spending this time together, we don't have as much time, long gaps as in the clubs, every opportunity we have to review what the coach wants and strengthen ourselves as a group is vital for what comes in the future. We have a lot of room to grow, we must challenge ourselves not to settle, so that every day and every game we can improve our level
Planning the end of his career and a possible approach to North American soccer in Major League Soccer (MLS), Falcao highlighted the achievements made in the tricolor collective:
Being part of the national team has left me a lot, the sense of belonging for this shirt with many values that we share with the players and the fact of representing 50 million people means a lot, it is a great responsibility and they are important values that I can teach to my children like love for our country, even though we are not there. Passing through the national teams for so long has been very enriching, what this shirt means to me is a lot, I've worn it almost all my life and it's the greatest thing that can happen to a footballer. That's what we're trying to convey to the younger generations, not just for wearing the shirt but for everything it stands for in front of 50 million people.
He didn't let his opinion on MLS, highlighting the level of competition this tournament has acquired with recent MLS Cup titles won by New York City FC and Los Angeles FC (LAFC< /b>):
The American League has taken a very important leap, it has grown a lot in organization, it is very attractive, the stadiums are always full, it is very competitive, it is a league that can be at the same level as the best in America, bringing more and more capable and talented players. We are going to see in the future what God has in store for us, but the truth is that it is becoming more and more striking.