Pachuca loanee reveals what he hated about playing in Mexico

Pachuca winger Kekuta Manneh has been speaking about his time in Mexico.

The 23-year-old spent the Clausura on loan at Los Tuzos but has just returned to training with his former club, Vancouver Whitecaps, in a bid to stay fit.

In a wide-ranging interview with RedNation, Manneh revealed the altitude of pitches in Mexico was the most difficult aspect of playing in the country.

“The altitude was a big factor for me,” he said. “I couldn’t get adjusted to that, so it took me a while to feel comfortable, and by the time you know it, the season is over.”

Manneh saw just eight minutes of action all season.

The player also admitted he was unsure whether he would have a role to play for Pachuca in the Aperture following the dismissal of manager, Diego Alonso.

“I have no idea,” he admitted. “We don’t know. We all have to report back for pre-season next month. Hopefully, it’s a fresh start for everyone. We’ll go from there.”

One person who won’t be going to pre-season training at Pachuca is Japanese star Keisuke Honda. He’s leaving the club after failing to agree on a new deal.

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