Santiago Ormeño has already joined the team: “We hope this new process will be magnificent”

Santiago Ormeño has already joined the team: “We hope this new process will be magnificent”

The striker was happy for the consideration of Juan Reynoso and also highlighted the return of Raúl Ruidíaz to the 'Blanquirroja'

Santiago Ormeño has already joined the team: “Hopefully this new process will be magnificent”

Santiago Ormeño has participated in eleven matches for the Peruvian national team and has yet to score. (Photo: FPF)

Little by little, the group is forming in the United States. This Sunday, Santiago Ormeño was one of those summoned who arrived at the hotel where the Peruvian national team met and did not hide his happiness at being considered by coach Juan Reynoso in this new cycle, after the departure of Ricardo Gareca.< /p>

“I am very happy to be part of it. It's a new start. Hopefully this new process will be magnificent. I already know Reynoso. He has directed me, but I think that does not influence anything. He knows me and I'm here for a reason. I hope to continue and be able to give my best as it has always been”, said the Chivas striker, in dialogue with Fútbol en América.

On the other hand, Ormeño highlighted the return of Raúl Ruidíaz to the national team, after he was not included in Gareca's latest calls. “It is a very important piece for the selection. He hadn't been taken into account in the last few games, but he is a very important player. We all know. He scores goals every game, so it's positive that he's here”, he indicated.

There was also time for Ormeño to refer to his presence at Chivas de Guadalajara and acknowledged that the beginning has not been easy at all, after passing through Puebla and León.

“It's not easy. They know that Chivas is a team in which pure Mexicans play, because I play in the Peruvian team, for them I am Peruvian. Actually, I'm Peruvian and Mexican. Yes it has been difficult, but it is part of the process. As long as things start to work out for me, everything will happen little by little”, he commented.

When does Peru play vs. Mexico?

After the frustrated attempt to qualify for Qatar 2022, Peru is already thinking about its preparation to face the Qualifiers with a view to World Cup 2026. Now under the command of Reynoso, the 'Blanquirroja' will face, this Saturday, September 24, against Mexico, their first commitment. The matchup will be played at the Rose Bowl at 8:00 p.m. (Peruvian time).