A taco and oh! a puncture to the right hamstring Young Lo Celso which made him sweat cold Lionel Scalloni and all the technical staff of the national team. The midfielder felt that right muscle pain this Sunday in the 24th minute of Villarreal’s defeat to Athletic Bilbao and was unable to continue playing. The concern was raised because he is one of the holders of the national team, who will make his debut in the national team in 20 days Qatar World Cup 2022 in view of Saudi Arabia. And the worst fears were confirmed by medical studies, which showed a small tear (grade 1). Thus, the former Rosario Central, who will be on the list of 26, was left in doubt for the premiere.
Nursing in Argentina has several headdresses. A few minor drag nuisances (Angelo Di Maria, Nicola Gonzalez, Guido Rodriguez, Leandro Paredes, German pezzella, among others). Others are already recovering from more serious injuries (Juan Musso) and still others are facing the set up against time (Paulo Dybala). But the new member of this list where no one wants to be raised a big question mark in the face of that first duel for Group C, which also includes Mexico and Poland. Gio is a fixed appointment in the Albiceleste midfield, together with Paredes and de Paul. And he is one of those who converses best with Lionel Messi in terms of football. Scaloni will not leave him out of the final call, which must be delivered on November 14th. However, he is already starting to analyze variants to rearm the center of Scaloneta against the Arabs.
There are many candidates to replace him. Argentina has excellent midfielders. Enzo Fernandez, Alexis MacAllister, Alexander Gomez, Exequiel Palacios (result of an injury) are some of the main options the coaching staff have in the preliminary list they presented to FIFA. In any case, it is estimated that at least one of these would remain among the 26 chosen. There are also more variations, such as that of left-handed Nico González or Marcos Acuña himself in his original position. Nicolás Domínguez could be another possibility, with much less force as he would not pass the final filter.
Beyond this specific doubt that weighs on Lo Celso and which certainly will not dissipate until before the first match, the midfield is under examination in the national team. Not really for what they get when their members dress in their country’s flag, but for the few shots they’ve done in their clubs during the semester.
One of the usual owners, Paredes left Paris for Torino in search of continuity, but he still hasn’t made it and now with the muscular effort he suffered, he took a break for a couple of weeks at Juventus. De Paul does not have the minutes he would like at Diego Simeone’s Atlético de Madrid, even if in the last few presentations he has given him several takes. And Lo Celso was torn apart. An alarm three weeks after the big event in Doha.