USA international DaMarcus Beasley is singing the praises of Mexican football and is encouraging Americans to try life south of the border.
The veteran winger came to Liga MX club Puebla on a free pass after seeing his club playing time in Europe decrease by the season, and has reinvigorated his career in Mexican highlands.
“At first I didn’t know too much about playing in Mexico, only about playing in Mexico against Mexico,” Beasley told Goal.com.
“But the decision, it was an easy one. I went to Pachuca and trained there for a week, so I got a feel of the style of play and the country a little bit. Then Puebla called and I decided to go there.”
After three seasons at Rangers and one at Hannover in the German Bundesliga, during which he rarely saw the field, Beasley has been a hit for Puebla, becoming a regular starter and scoring seven goals in just over a year of action.
And the 30-year-old said he is happy living in Mexico, and plans on sticking around.
“I enjoy it,” he said. “I like living here. I think my career has started to get back on track for myself. And I could see myself in Mexico for a long time.”
Even while his level of Spanish continues to improve, Beasley said he does not pay much attention to the things that might come out in the press.
“I don’t really read any of the comments or listen to what’s being said,” Beasley said. “But as far as I know everything’s fine. I don’t feel like the media or anyone treats me any different (than other foreign players).”