Argentina international goalkeeper Agustín Marchesín was surprised that he was not invited by manager Jorge Sampaoli for the national team’s pre-World Cup friendlies against Spain and Italy and it has been suggested that he was snubbed for conceding four goals in the loss to Nigeria last November.
Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi and Brian Idowu were on target for the Super Eagles in the friendly that took place in Krasnodar.
The CF América netminder has argued that no goalkeeper would have stopped the balls from entering into the net even though he has been blamed for at least two of the goals conceded.
”I do not think that this match should be the only parameter to decide whether or not you can be in the Albiceleste,” Marchesín lamented to Closs Continental
“I play every weekend, I think I’m doing things well to continue in the National Team.
”I am not stupid and I know that Nigeria’s match was not a normal game, but I know how the goals were, I do not think any other goalkeeper could stop those balls.
”It’s my dream to play at the World Cup and I still do not consider myself off the list.”
Coach Sampaoli called up three goalkeepers Sergio Romero (Manchester United), Wilfredo Caballero (Chelsea) and Nahuel Guzmán (Tigres UANL) for the friendlies this month.