"I learned a lot from him," Vela told The Independent. "For me, he's the best striker in the world and it was a pleasure to be able to share moments in training with him.
"We used to sit next to each other in the dressing room and talk. I used to ask him about his movement, what was going through his mind when he did certain things, and he would explain. If I was missing something in my game he'd speak to me and give me advice and I'm grateful for that."
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