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Puebla goalkeeper Anthony Silva welcomes the idea of Liga MX sides returning to the Copa Libertadores competition

Liga MX clubs haven’t participated in Copa Libertadores in close to six years. However, plenty of South American players playing in the league welcome the idea of Mexican clubs returning to the competition.

In an interview with Diario AS, Club Puebla goalkeeper Antony Silva discussed the prospects of clubs in Mexico returning to South American competitions.

The 36-year-old has spent his entire career playing in South America for various clubs before venturing to Mexico. Silva touched on the good elements and structures that the Liga MX sides have against the big clubs that participate in the South American tournament so that a return would be ideal.

“Today, Mexico has a lot of structure to be able to compete at the Copa Libertadores level,” Silva said.

“It is a fairly difficult tournament, of high demand, many different football situations that are taken into account such as transfers, temperatures, height, fields. I do not know the Concacaf; I have faced Panama, Honduras, Guatemala, or the United States at the national team level. I don’t know what the quality of that tournament is like.”

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Silva went on to say that the Argentine and Brazilian clubs have dominated the Libertadores. Clubs around South America often have trouble competing with these sides due to budgets, but that wouldn’t be the case with Mexican clubs.

“What I can assure you because I have been competing in that tournament for many years is that it is competitive, and Mexico can compete with the excellent teams they have in the competition,” Silva said.



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