Juan Reynoso made his first call-up as manager of the Peruvian national team and it is already calculated which players could make up his first line-up for the friendly against Mexico
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Very little news in the first call for Juan Reynoso. The list that he announced practically has the same basis as the previous qualifying process with Ricardo Gareca at the helm. He has plenty of reasons. And he already explained them at the conference. Thus, with familiar faces, a new cycle will begin, a new story for the Peruvian national team.
Although it was expected that he would include some of Melgar's names on his list, Reynoso preferred to rest these punctual players after the great effort and string of matches they have faced between the local tournament and the Copa Sudamericana. In this context, the 'Cabezón' dispensed with them and called footballers who have usually been considered in recent calls.
Among the 27 names announced, Piero Quispe appears as the great surprise. And, in addition, the presence of Yordy Reyna stands out and especially that of Raúl Ruidíaz, who returns after some time to the 'bicolor' backed by the DT who made him debut professionally.
Now it's time to think about the friendlies against Mexico on September 24 and El Salvador three days later. To make his debut with the 'Blanquirroja', it is most likely that Reynoso -based on what has been seen in his call-up- will use an eleven that he already knows by heart, with a few modifications.
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Keep in mind that Reynoso's preferred formation, the one he uses the most, is 4-2-3-1. The only variant that he would be proposing would be at the midfield, playing with two pivots; that is, with Pedro Aquino and Renato Tapia at the helm. “It's a nice possibility to see them together”, he said before in an interview with RPP.
The rest would remain practically the same. Of course, there will be a lot of competition in all positions, especially in Sergio Peña's, who has players like Edison Flores and Christofer Gonzáles on the prowl. Ruidíaz may even begin to have a greater role with Reynoso at the helm.
In fact, if the new coach decides to play with 3-5-2 as a system, a great possibility that he does not rule out, Ruidíaz could get to play even next to Lapadula. Be that as it may, the 'Cabezón' will have the last word. The truth is that the eleven that is expected to debut on the bench, for now, is the following:
He is the current captain of the Peruvian national team. He recently won his first title with Orlando City and Reynoso will most likely keep him as the 'Blanquirroja' starting goalkeeper. His past and his excellent present support him.
In a moment of pain he announced his retirement from the Peruvian national team, but he confirmed to Juan Reynoso that he will continue to die for our colors. In his position, there is no one better than him today. Ownership of it is practically a guarantee.
The 'Kaiser' regained his ownership in the last matches of the Peruvian national team and now he hopes to continue on that path in the debut of Juan Reynoso on the bench. Conditions are plenty to gain the confidence of the 'Cabezón'. His presence is always important.
He showed his great ability in the last qualifying process and now he is emerging as the undisputed central defender heading to the 2026 World Cup. He will depend more on Juan Reynoso, taking into account all those who can also compete in his position, but for what was done in the previous campaign Callens has the preference today.
Its growth has been constant and not coincidentally, today it belongs to the Feyenoord of the Eredivisie. The absence of Miguel Trauco in the call has opened all the possibilities for Marcos López to gain a foothold in the starting team proposed by Reynoso from the beginning.
He is one of Peru's best ambassadors abroad and Juan Reynoso knows that very well. In fact, Renato Tapia aims to be one of the top references in the new group that is formed for the 2026 World Cup. p>
Most likely, Reynoso will pair him with Tapia in midfield to form a valuable duo. It is a “nice possibility” that the 'Cabezón' is quite aware of, since Pedro Aquino is a vital player in any system. Now, the pivot of America could have more prominence than before with the 'Blanquirroja'.
His presence was quite important in the last qualifying process to reach the playoffs. He usually has ups and downs in his performance, but Juan Reynoso knows his ability and would give him his confidence in this new start. In the same way, Peña cannot be trusted, because behind him are players like Christofer Gonzáles, Edison Flores and even Piero Quispe himself, who can win the position.
The different. He was the most important player in the 'Era Gareca' with many goals and assists; now Reynoso is looking for Cueva to maintain this great responsibility in the group that he is forming. With the quality -or chocolate- of 'Aladdin', very few.
He has his place assured for everything he has shown with the national team in recent years. His contribution to his offense is vital. It is the dribbling, the daring, the imbalance that the 'bicolor' needs so much. The Al-Hilal winger, 31, continues painting to be one of the main figures of the national team.
He knew how to perfectly cover the void left by Paolo Guerrero. He earned the affection of all Peruvians based on sacrifice for the team and goals everywhere. He is now emerging as the starting '9' for Reynoso, but beware that he has Raúl Ruidíaz lurking, a striker quite loved by the 'Cabezón'.