Matthew Retegui He received the call-up from Italy, he thought about it and in the end he said yes, since the beginning of the week he has joined the work schematized by Roberto Mancini, as published by Olé last Monday. Slowly the Tigre player, who dreams of scoring his first minutes for the Azzurri, is getting used to his new teammates. And those who welcomed him know Leo Messi well.
It is the archer Gianluigi Donnarumma, companion of the 10 in PSG. Referent – despite his short 24 years – of the Italian national team, the goalkeeper tries to break the ice quickly and welcomes Retegui with open arms. As if it were one more. Photos of both in practice and a small message on Instagram: “Welcome Mateo Retegui”.
Italy is part of group C of the Euro 2024 qualifiers in Germany. He will receive England on Thursday in Naples (from 4.45 pm in Argentina) for the first appointment from the area. A game. And on Sunday, from 3.45 pm, he will visit Malta. North Macedonia and Ukraine are the other two selected that make up the group. Will Mateo add minutes?
What Scaloni said about the Retegui case
The Argentine coach was asked in his last conference about Retegui’s presence in Italy and his failure to call up for the national team. Without turning around, Scaloni replied: “I’m in favor of Retegui so as not to convince someone. It happened with Senesi, we told him that perhaps we would call. When you are not convinced, it makes no sense to cut a trajectory. Good luck playing for Italy. We weren’t convinced to summon him. We can’t interrupt it. We don’t do well for the Argentina national team, but sometimes you have to think about the kid and we have kids who we think are good. The future will see if I hit him or not.”
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