The ‘bosses’ of Betis celebrate the renewal of Guardado, or the ‘wey’, as they call the Mexican in the locker room

The ‘Little Prince’ is one of the props of the dressing room directed by Manuel Pellegrini since he arrived at Benito Villamarín from Eindhoven for just over 2 million euros

Heavyweights of the Spanish Betis and others who have ceased to be in verdiblanco like the internationals Fabian Ruizin the Italian Napoli, and the Brazilian Emerson Appearedof the English Tottenham Hotspurs, have celebrated that one of the ‘bosses’ of the Verdiblanco dressing room, the Mexican Andrés Guardado, will continue in Heliopolis for another year.

The Argentines German Pezzella and Guido Rodriguezthe French Nabil Fekir, Sergio Canales, Borja Iglesias, Juanmi Jiménez, Víctor Camarasa, Juan Miranda, Emerson and Fabián Ruiz They have congratulated the ‘wey’, as they call him, for his continuity until June 2023 signed yesterday by the ‘Little Prince’.

He himself recalled that five years ago, in the summer of 2017 when he arrived from the PSV Dutchman, has already announced that “he came to fight for Betis” and that he will continue to “always do so”, that he could not feel “happier and prouder” for his renewal and grateful “to everyone involved: board, coaching staff and my colleagues, but especially to my family for always being there and being my driving force in everything,” he stressed.

José Andrés Guardado Hernández, 35, is one of the mainstays of the dressing room led by the Chilean Manuel Pellegrini since he arrived at Benito Villamarín from Eindhoven for just over 2 million euros and this is the second renewal with the Verdiblancos after the two-year extension that he signed in December 2019.

Since then, the midfielder from Guadalajara has counted on and off the green for all the coaches who have directed him at Villamarín: Quique Setién, Juan Francisco Ferrer ‘Rubi’, Alexis Tujillo and Pellegrini.

The midfielder from Guadalajara, one of the captains of the Betis team, has played 29 official matches in the League, Copa del Rey and Europa League this season, seventeen of them as a starter, and a muscle injury suffered in the match against Atlético de Madrid is the one that has prevented him from being with the Mexican ‘Tri’ on his way to the world.

Mexico, with this Thursday’s goalless draw against the United States, thus has one foot in Qatar because he is third in the standings with 22 points, three more than Costa Rica and four on Panama and will face The Savior and Hondurasno chance to go to one world which would be the fifth for Andrew Saved.

‘The Little Prince’, captain of the ‘Tri’ with 173 caps since his first appearance at the age of 19 in 2005, has before him the challenge of being in a new world after those of Germany, South Africa, Brazil and Russia and join the select group of five-time world champions that includes their compatriots Antonio ‘Tota’ Carbajal and Rafael Marquez, german midfielder Lotthar Matthaus and the Italian goalkeeper Gian Luigi Buffon.

The midfielder from Guadalajara, with his continuity at Betis and his World Cup expectations, does not stop breaking records, such as the one that this year pulverized as the Mexican player who has played the most games in Europe by beating Madrid’s Vallecas stadium against Lightning the 495 of Hugo Sanchez with the Atlético de Madrid, Real Madrid, Rayo Vallecano and LASK Linz Austrian.

Andrew Savedwho began his career in Atlas from his native Guadalajara, made the leap to Europe in 2007 by Sports of La Corunain which he played five seasons and played 149 games before signing for the Valenciawith whom he disputed 70 before leaving for bayer leverkusen German (7) and to PSV Dutch, in which he did it 102 times before signing for Betis.

‘The Little Prince’, in addition to Hugo SanchezIn his fifteen years in Europe, he has surpassed other golden names in Mexican soccer such as Rafael Marquez, Carlos Vela, Hector Morenoits namesake Herrera, Nery Castillo, Giovanni Dos Santos or Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández.