Lionel Scaloni included him in the list for the matches against Paraguay and Peru for the Qualifiers. Recently, the manager had implied that he preferred other options.
“We deliver a pre-list meeting the established deadlines and, taking into account the moment we live in, we have made an extensive list that allows us to be calm. We work on the basis of players from the previous call, plus some who could be with us again” . Lionel Scaloni was the one who, in an interview with the official AFA website, announced this Sunday that he had raised a first call to Conmebol for the double date of the November Qualifiers and announced that there will be returns. One of the names that is included again is Ángel Di María, who since the Copa América in Brazil has not been called up to the National Team again.
In the coming days, the coach of the Argentine National Team will officially announce the final call to play against Paraguay in the Candy box, on Thursday, October 12 at 9 p.m., and against Peru in Lima on Tuesday, October 17 at 9:30 p.m. Several of those that make up this previous list that contains between 33 and 35 surnames will not remain, since the number will drop to 28 or 29 players. Will it be the case of Video? We will have to wait to see what happens since the Albiceleste coaching staff is attentive to the physical condition of all its boys, taking into account that in the October debut he suffered many casualties due to injuries.
But that Di María is back on Scaloni’s radar is great news for the Paris Saint-Germain player himself, who in his last public appearances did not hide his disagreement for not having been called on the previous occasions.
“I can’t find an explanation, it is difficult to assume it. I honestly have no words, because for me the National Team is the only thing, it is the maximum and surely it is for any player. If I do everything I do at the club, if I break the asshole in every game, every training session, trying to be within 11 full of stars to be able to be in the National Team, compete in the Copa América or reach a World Cup, it is difficult to understand that being in a good moment one cannot be summoned “, Di María had expressed at the end of September. And he shot: “If it’s for the replacement then Leo (Messi) would not have to go anymore, the same (Nicolás) Otamendi, When (Agüero) either … You do it with everyone or you don’t do it with any of them ”.
For his part, the 42-year-old coach never got into controversy every time he was consulted for the absence of Video and for these sayings. He remarked that he does not close the door to anyone, but was clear that he has other players in the position above him: “We have players of that caliber now: Correa and Papu Gómez are extreme, even Ocampos, changing bands I answered about Angel and I say it again: they are valid players to be with us, for sure. “
To show that his sayings are true and that despite some versions, Di María is not banned from the National Team, the coach born in Pujato put him on this previous list in which Sergio Agüero also reappears, although he is almost ruled out because he suffered an injury muscular in the third game with Manchester City after having overcome the meniscus operation that had left him out against Ecuador and Bolivia.
“At least it could be between 10 and 15 days, but it could take three weeks or a month. I do not know. We tried to take him little by little but it was not enough. He will return as soon as possible,” he warned Pep Guardiola this Monday, while awaiting the results of the studies to confirm the severity of the forward’s injury.
Another that reappears is Roberto Pereyra, from Udinese. And there are also those who had been left out the previous time for different reasons such as Nicolás González, Walter Kannemann, Germán Pezzella, Leonardo Balerdi Y Agustín Marchesín. Pezzella’s case is under observation since this weekend he was injured in Fiorentina. In turn, Giovani Lo Celso follows, who should have been discharged the day after arriving in Ezeiza due to muscular problems.
Those who were left out this time are Cristian Pavón and Alexis Mac Allister. Meanwhile, the local soccer players will once again be Franco Armani, Esteban Andrada, Gonzalo Montiel and Eduardo Salvio.
With a clear panorama on the table, Scaloni will sharpen the pencil in these hours to make the final cut of the list for the new double date of a Qualifying in which the National Team is the leader along with Brazil, with a perfect score.