Gio Lo Celso spoke about missing the World Cup and his return to the Argentina national team.
Lo Celso started the match for the World Cup champions in their 7-0 win vs. Curaçao and while he did not score, he was one of the best players on the pitch. Lo Celso spoke to the media after the match. Here is what he had to say:
“It’s a very emotional moment for me, to put this shirt on again and to enjoy it with my team mates on the pitch. I tried to enjoy it to the fullest with our team and our people.
“It was very moving from the start. When I found out that the injury would prevent me from playing in the World Cup, I locked myself up and cried. But life gives and takes away. I was able to be at the birth of my daughter.
“Life, like football, always gives you revenge. I tried everything to avoid surgery and to make it to the World Cup but it was impossible. So I had to turn the page. I thank the coaching staff and my team mates for being able to be here again.”