(MENAFN – Law Newspaper) Buenos Aires – Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria considered it difficult to understand why he was “not called up” to Argentina’s squad for the first two matches in the South American qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.
“They never explained to me why they were not calling me,” Di Maria said in a statement to the Argentine Radio Continental, on Wednesday.
“At the age of 32, am I too old?” Asked Di Maria, who was stopped by the Disciplinary Committee in France for four matches for spitting on Marseille defender Alvaro.
Di Maria, who has been one of the pillars of the Argentina national team over the past ten years, added, “Although I appear at every match and at the end of every week at better levels, I continue to run in the same way, and showed a certain level to continue to remain at the same level as (Brazilian) Neymar and (Kylian) Mbappe. “.
De Maria, who participated in the last three World Cups with Argentina after winning gold with her in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, added, “Sometimes she bears criticism, but at some point she bursts out and responds. I was silent for a long time. I can’t find an explanation.”
“I like to be part of the national team and I hope with all my heart to be able to wear the Argentina shirt again. I’ll give 100%,” he said.
On Friday, the Argentine Federation announced its national squad for its matches against its host Ecuador in Buenos Aires and its host Bolivia in La Paz on October 8 and 13, and its captain included Barcelona star Lionel Messi and de Maria’s teammate in Saint-Germain Leandro Paredes. (AFP)