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Héctor Herrera talks about his future at Atlético Madrid

The Mexican international is disappointed with the amount of minutes he has played so far this season in LaLiga and he is uncertain about his future.

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Héctor Herrera talks about his future at Atlético Madrid

Héctor Herrera could be playing his last games with Atlético Madrid as his contract finishes in the summer and there has been no talks over an extension. Herrera arrived to LaLiga in 2019 and wanted to earn the trust of head coach Diego Simeone, but things have not worked out as expected.

Uncertain about his future

The Mexican international has made 14 league appearances so far this season and he has only started three games. Herrera was brought on in games as a substitute 11 times and left on the bench seven times but he never fully earned the trust of the Argentine coach. The Mexican international has played a total of 421 minutes in LaLiga and he is disappointed with the lack of opportunities at Atlético.

It is a difficult situation because I always want to play, be important and start games. I try to remain calm and work as hard as possible to be ready to play when the coach needs me. I have to take advantage of each opportunity that is given to me,” said Herrera during an interview with EFE.

The truth is that I return home and I am angry because that is the place where I can express my feelings. I speak about my situation with my wife all the time, especially when I don’t play or when I play for a few minutes. It is hard to deal with this situation, but I try to remain calm,” he added.

Herrera on leaving Europe

The Mexican international has a serious offer from Houston Dynamo in Major League Soccer to arrive as a designated player in the summer once his contract with Atlético Madrid expires. Herrera is still analyzing the offer, but he hasn't closed the door on a possible return to Liga MX boyhood club Pachuca.

“There are times I think about returning [Liga MX] because my sons have not lived in Mexico. Also my family is there and I always want to be as close as possible to them, but right now is not the moment to return,” added the 31-year-old.


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