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Brent Latham: Guillermo Ochoa, wanted by Liverpool, has been forgotten by Mexico
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Brent Latham: Guillermo Ochoa, wanted by Liverpool, has been forgotten by Mexico

Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa would like to play in the Champions League, and sees himself as the starter for El Tri at the 2014 World Cup.

The former America star currently plies his trade in Ligue 1, where he is generally recognized among the top goalkeepers in France, after nearly single handedly preventing his team, Ajaccio, from going down last season.

After flirting with a transfer over the summer, Ochoa doesn’t see himself with the Corsican club long term.

“Ajaccio is a first step,” he told French newspaper L’Equipe over the weekend. “I want to have a long career in Europe, play in big clubs and make it to the Champions League.”

Ochoa moved to France in the summer of 2011. His good performances last season meant he was scouted by a number of larger French clubs, as well as teams in Spain and elsewhere, as he helped Ajaccio close last season outside of the relegation spots despite a porous defense and constant pressure on his goal.

Despite those showings, the Guadalajara native has lost his starting goalkeeper spot with El Tri to Jesus Corona, who starred in the Olympic Games and has looked like Jose Manuel de la Torre’s No. 1 over the past months.

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“That’s the coach’s decision,” Ochoa said of his situation with El Tri. “Playing in Europe gives you more experience. There’s still time.”

Ochoa went to the 2006 and 2010 World Cups with El Tri, but failed to secure the starting spot in either of those tournaments, which leaves getting on the field in 2014 in Brazil as one of the player's top career goals.

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