The Villarreal footballer wrote on his social networks after the definitive list of Lionel Scaloni was known
Giovani Lo Celso with Lionel Messi (Reuters)
Giovani Lo Celso turned to social media to express himself after the injury that prevented him from playing in the World Cup Qatar. The 26-year-old midfielder suffered a small detachment in the biceps femoris insertion of his right leg and consequently, rehabilitation, through an intervention, involves a period of inactivity of two months. He will only be able to return to play in 2023.
“The truth is that they were very hard and sad days for me. As you know, the injury will keep me away from the courts for a while. Any child dreams of being in the most beautiful tournament in the world. I tried by all possible means but there was no way”, wrote the player who has been a key player in the process of the Albiceleste team.
“Wish him the best to the group that has to go, I have no doubt that they will represent the country in the best way. I'll be supporting like another Argentinian from anywhere. Thank you for all the messages of support and affection received during these days”, closed Lo Celso.
The man from Rosario tried in every way to reach the Copa del World. He underwent all kinds of studies and even from Ezeiza, with therapy without an operation, they understood that he could get ready for the round of 16. But the pressure from the clubs (Villarreal and Tottenham, owner of his pass) and the fact that Scaloni I was not going to be able to tell it from the beginning, they could more. The coach had anticipated it: the priority was health.
The discomfort he felt at Athletic Bilbao forced him to leave the field of play 24 minutes into the first half in the defeat of his team 1-0. How did the action that ended with the need for the former Rosario Central to leave the pitch come about? Lo Celso threw a cue on the edge of the area and immediately grabbed the back of his right thigh. Immediately afterwards, he sat down on the grass, in an unequivocal sign that he had to leave the team.
Lo Celso's posting
Lo Celso is a key player for Scaloni. He is one of the starting midfielders for the coach of the Albiceleste along with Rodrigo De Paul and Leandro Paredes, and the only left-handed midfielder among the players who had one foot in the World Cup for being part of main of the national cast. After being summoned by Jorge Sampaoli For Russia 2018, the midfielder did not play for a minute in the four matches of the team in the last World Cup event.
Once the current coach of Argentina took the reins as interim coach After the last World Cup, the name of the former Canalla player was on the first payroll, being part of the renewal that Scaloni faced. Giovani played six games in the 2019 Copa América and did the same in 2021, which ended with the historic Argentine consecration in the mythical Maracana after beating Brazil with the goal of Ángel Di María.< /p>
In the last trophy won by the National Team for the Finalissima after the resounding 3-0 defeat of Italy, Lo Celso also played from the start at Wembley .
*The moment of Lo Celso's injury
Lo Celso was replaced in the list of 26 presented by Scaloni on Friday by Exequiel Palacios, although the former River Plate midfielder is unlikely to win a place in the starting squad, at least in the beginning of the World Cup. Fighting for that position are Enzo Fernández and Alexis MacAllister, although Alejandro Papu < could also win the position /i>Gómez, although it has different characteristics than those mentioned above.