Marcos Rojo says he joined Estudiantes to get Argentina national team chance

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Marcos Rojo stated during a press conference that one of the reasons why he went back to Estudiantes was to get a chance to play with the Argentina national team.

Rojo, who left Manchester United to join Estudiantes on loan, has revealed that he wants to be back with Argentina. Speaking at a press conference, here’s what he had to say:

“Also one of the reasons I came here was to play for the Argentina national team, I want to be close. I spoke with Scaloni and I told him that I came here to play every weekend, to get continuity and that I am anxious to be back with the team.

“We have the World Cup qualifiers which start in March and it’s important to be in the rythm of it all. He told me that in order to be there, I have to play. And that’s why I left Manchester to come here.”

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  1. Otamendi, Pezzella, Kannemann, Quarta, Lisandro Martinez, C. Romero, Senesi, Garay. Is Rojo potentially better that any of those options even if he plays on regular basis for Estudiantes?

    • No way if he get chance for playing good, he will get chance if tagliafico injured in left back position but he is no longer fit for central defence

      • Not sure what you mean by “fit”? If you mean physical aspects then a fullback position is a lot more demanding than in central defense. You have to constantly run back and forth. Rojo is not a natural left-back though despite the fact that he played on the left for us in 2014. His contribution in that role was largely defensive. I don’t think he can do well as LB any more.

    • The word “potentially“ is interesting

      If Rojo regains his 2014 form as LB for the NT or regains his 2017 form as CB for United, he could better than some of those you’ve listed.

      But that’s very unlikely given his poor form in league and NT and little club minutes in recent years. I doubt he’ll make his way back. Ota isn’t give me confidence anymore, not a huge fan of pezz either, Lisandro mostly plays mid for Ajax, Garay season over due to injury (mongol pointed that out) and others aren’t proven yet for NT. CB = big problem for scaloni.

      • Lisandro Martinez has been playing as a CB lately due to Blind’s absence. I also like Christian Romero even though he plays for a struggling Genoa side.

      • Quarta is a 23 yr old who has played 2 copa lib finals and played in pressure cooker matches against Boca during those tournaments, so he’s more than ready to play for the NT.
        Licha Martinez is a CB and is playing as a CB for Ajax and he is doing amazing in that position and is receiving huge praise from the dutch media for his exploits.
        C.Romero is playing fantastic for Genoa despite the club’s massive struggles.

        Argentina has excellent defenders with huge potential, so there is no need to use the likes of Otamendi and Rojo who are done and dusted.

        • You what the sad thing is of all ArgentineManagers present and past keep making Same mistake like scaloni he has obsession
          With tall physical players I almost certain Rojo and otamendi will be next call up that really make me very disappointing.
          Right now lich Martinez is the best defender Argentina have after him is Martinez Quarta And Cristian Romero to ignore those Defenders and choose over themThe dead wood rojo and otamendi It’s criminal against football fansLike me. Argentina nt don’t deserve this
          That the coaching staff still considering Players like rojo it’s insulting honestly it’s

        • Rojo pretty easy decision.

          Otamendi has been critical for Scalonis obsession with “out the back” where he’s heavily relied on Otas distribution. i don’t think its easy for Scaloni to ditch him when Copa is 5 months away.

          Which 2 would you go with right now?

          • I just go lich Martinez and Martinez Quarta. But I’m sure scaloni will go otamendi and Martinez Quarta or pezzella. Pezzella isn’t bad but he incredible slow

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