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Argentine midfielder Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gómez said on Thursday that the suspension of the qualifying match for the Qatar World Cup between Brazil and his team was “something that goes beyond football” and that “was set up before the game to happen during“the course of the game.
“They could have notified us two or three days before. They waited for it to start to get into the field, something never seen before. It was an unfortunate, embarrassing event that stains South American football. There were many stars and many people, who in the end is the one who pays for it, “said Papu Gómez in statements to the website muchodeporte.com.
The Buenos Aires footballer, who begins his first full campaign at Sevilla after his signing last January, anticipates a season “full of rich commitments“, in which” everything will go hand in hand: if the team is doing well, all the players, “including him, “they will be fine”, since “this is not tennis, it is group work”.
Papu Gómez pointed out that “It is surely an advantage that it is a year in which it starts from scratch, the adaptation was from January until now“, and added that he already feels” fully in the city, in life, in the club and with his teammates: it is going to be an important season. “
Papu Gómez does not think it will harm him to play on the left wing, where his coach, Julen Lopetegui, alternates with his compatriot Lucas Ocampos. “All my life I played there, I know the position. Then, it is clear that it can come out better or worse, but I can play quietly there. Inside too. Inside or through the band, it doesn’t matter to me, “he said.