Edgardo BAUZA commented about Mauro ICARDI, Paulo DYBALA, the World Cup Qualifiers and more.
Speaking on Argentine television, Argentina National Team coach Edgardo BAUZA has stated the reason why he doesn’t want to call-up Mauro ICARDI. Here’s what he had to say:
BAUZA on ICARDI:
“I don’t want to bring in ICARDI to have him sit on the bench. My center forwards are HIGUAIN and PRATTO. DYBALA in the final 30 meters of the pitch is very unbalancing. Today, we don’t know how much he can grow. HIGUAIN and DYBALA understand each other very well at Juventus”
“I want the league to start for us to look at players. After that, what happens in the AFA has nothing to do with us. For CARUZZO (defender Matias CARUZZO of San Lorenzo), I know him, I don’t have to watch him. I asked the directors to play at the Bombonera but they told me it would be better to play at the Monumental.”
“The match against Chile is vital. I’m thinking about the two different matches against Chile and Bolivia. I know about the altitude and what it can cause. Five or six midfielders. We have to have the ball. The amount of matches OTAMENDI has played is very important, just as much as the one’s ROMERO has played. MOURINHO is very comfortable with ROJO as a center back”
At this point, it is becoming increasingly clear that Edgardo BAUZA simply does not want Mauro ICARDI on the team, not even on the bench. Regarding Matias CARUZZO of San Lorenzo, BAUZA’s comments can be seen as a positive or simply another BAUZA comment in which he doesn’t follow through and call-up the player.