Leonel DI PLACIDO of Lanus: Argentina call-up “shocked me”


Argentina full back Leonel DI PLACIDO was absolutely shocked upon hearing that he has been selected for Argentina’s upcoming friendly matches against Guatemala and Colombia.

Interim Argentina coach Lionel SCALONI has selected many new faces and it was Lanus president Nicolas RUSSO who gave DI PLACIDO the call to tell him he will be included in the Argentina team. Here’s what the DI PLACIDO had to say:

“It shocked me, I wasn’t expecting it. I didn’t even know the list came out today. I was chosen and I have to take advantage of it. You can’t give up because anyone can be selected. Thankfully I have a visa, I have a foot forward.

“My good form made me reach Lanus (from Atletico Tucuman) but at first I didn’t participate much. Now, luckily, the coach has given me confidence and I feel much better.”

Leonel also spoke about the full backs in the Argentina league:

“I believe that little by little, they’ll appear. Fabricio BUSTOS, Leonardo GODOY and Renzo SARAVIA are all at a good level.”


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