Alejandro “Papu” Gomez has had a standout season for Atalanta in Serie A and has his eyes set on the Argentina national team.
Gomez is not only Atalanta’s captain but he was also one of their best players the entire season. After reaching the quarter finals of the Champions League, Gomez wants to return to the Argentina team. Speaking in an interview with Superfutbol, here’s what he had to say:
“I would like to because I believe in the last few years, I have been doing things really well with Atalanta. I showed that I could play internationally. Obviously age isn’t in my favor for the next World Cup but I could give a helping hand for the present.”
About which position he would play, should Argentina national team coach Lionel Scaloni call him up.
“I changed positions since the last time I was called to the team. Today, I play as a playmaker, from a number 5 to get the ball up to the forwards. I don’t know where I would play or in what position the coach prefers me in but I believe I could adapt because in the last four years I have played in every position in attack. It would be good.”
Gomez also spoke about his form when he did play for Argentina:
“It’s complicates not to have that many training sessions to get to know one another. We always say the same thing and it’s difficult for the connection of the team and above all for the individuals.
“If we play with the team every day, you would understand each other with just a stare, like Suarez and Messi.”