Few Mexican players have made their mark on the nation’s football scene as swiftly as Hector Herrera has done. In just three years he has gone from plying his trade in the second division to becoming one of the country's most talked-about stars.
Watching him in action, it immediately becomes clear why he has people talking. Herrera is one of the most dynamic central midfielders Mexico has produced in a long time. Tactically disciplined, at ease in possession, intelligent and a tireless worker, Herrera's stock rose after being named the best player at the prestigious 2012 Toulon Tournament. He later consolidated his impressive displays with the Mexico side that took gold at the same year's Men's Olympic Football Tournament.
The FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 will be Herrera's first major competition with the senior team. Already a strong candidate for a starting berth, he will be hoping to stamp his authority on proceedings as effectively as he did last year.