The Vélez player would be the one chosen by Gustavo Alfaro to save at the Bombonera in the debut in the Qualifiers towards the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
For coach Gustavo Alfaro, Johan Padilla, a 28-year-old goalkeeper for El Nacional, was going to be Ecuador’s starter in the Bombonera, against the Argentine national team, in the debut for the Qualifiers towards the Qatar 2022 World Cup. But for testing positive for Covid-19 it was ruled out and the position is now being fought by the experienced Alexander Dominguez, with little filming in Vélez, and Pedro Ortiz, of lazy present in Emelec.
From further behind runs the nationalized Argentine Ecuadorian Hernan Galindez, from the Catholic University of Ecuador, called at the last minute to replace Padilla. The Ecuadorian media or journalists are not risking it, although everything indicates that Domínguez will jump onto the field with the diver as the goalkeeper.
“I am aware that I have not been playing this year due to the pandemic, but thank God I have never stopped and I have been working very well. I am ready to play this kind of game. And having the best in the world in front of him, like Messi, is an extra motivation“said Domínguez.
And he added: “We have spoken with Alfaro and he has transmitted some concepts to us. We must be intelligent and abide by them as quickly as possible. The truth is that we have not had much time together with the entire group and with him.
Alfaro would decide for the Vélez goalkeeper because of his experience: he is 33 years old and accumulates 52 matches with your national team. In addition, at the club level it adds another 367 games. Even so, he never officially played on the Boca court.
“It will be my first official match at the Bombonera. On the one hand, it is an advantage that there is no public because we are not going to feel the pressure from the fans, but on the other hand, not because every indication we give can be heard on the pitch, “said Dida.
And he closed: “Ours is a renewed squad, with young players, but most are in very competitive leagues and playing at a high level. And I also believe that now the players mature sooner.”
In the event that Alfaro decides on the Argentine Galíndez (which seems very unlikely because he was summoned urgently), he would be the fifth archer born in these lands to defend the colors of Ecuador.
Before they were Pedro Latino, which was part of the process towards Mexico 1986; Javier Klimowicz, who cut twice in 2007; Marcelo Elizaga, which had 19 games in the 2007 and 2011 Copa América and the 2010 South African Qualifiers; Y Esteban Dreer, present in duels of the Qualifiers for Russia 2018.