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How Mexico’s Alexis Vega changed his lifestyle to prolong his career

The Chivas player has been the victim of several injuries that have even made him think about retirement.

How Mexico’s Alexis Vega changed his lifestyle to prolong his career
Adrian Macias

Alexis Vega’s knee problems have made him change his training and eating habits. The Mexico international has admitted that he has lost five kilos and gave details of the foods he stopped eating to get into better shape.

“I’ve lost fat, I’ve lost weight in every way. I started working out twice as much, it was something that helped me a lot. I think I’ve lost five kilos in a month and I feel good.

“I gave up tortilla, bread, and soft drinks and I’ve been behaving very well. The knee is fine. It hurt a lot and yesterday I sent a message to my wife telling her that I felt fine and that I had no pain at all after the match (against Australia),” Vega told TV Azteca.

Vega considered retirement

Vega went on to explain that multiple injuries made him think about retirement, after the Gold Cup. “I thought about not playing football because of so many injuries, pain and everything. That happened when I came back from the Gold Cup because mentally I was very bad, but now I’ve totally changed my mind.”

The 25-year-old added that he was committed to prolonging his career to be able to play in the 2026 World Cup. “The weight was something they told me that I had to lose and I did everything I could. I’m doing everything I can so that I feel better and that my career can last for a long time.”