DON’T JUDGE ME BY THE NIGERIAN MATCH, ARGENTINE KEEPER PLEADS WITH LOCAL MEDIA

DON’T JUDGE ME BY THE NIGERIAN MATCH, ARGENTINE KEEPER PLEADS WITH LOCAL MEDIA

BY BOLAJI OKUNOLA.

 

 

The Argentine goalkeeper on the day the Super Eagles pummelled the two time World Cup holders by 4-2 last November, Agustín Marchesín is anxious to put the nightmare behind him. He told the Argentine publication, Olé that he would not liked to be judged by the performance on the day his team lost a 2-0 advantage to lose 2-4.

 He remarked that the result was least expected even with the absence of the team’s live wire, Lionel Messi and the introduction of several substitutes as starters.

  The goalkeeper who plies his trade in the Mexican league had been singled out for criticism. He equally remarked that he felt very bad and angry leaving the pitch on the day.

  According to information www.sportsvillagesquare.com gathered from the lengthy interview he granted Olé, he felt persecuted  by the local fans especially since he features in the Mexican league which does not attract the same television coverage like those of Europe.  

  He said he had waited for the opportunity to feature for Argentina and felt very bad about the outcome.

  He disclosed that he had not been able to talk with Jorge Sampaoli, the Argentine manager since the November match. “I do not know how he thinks”, said the goalkeeper who dreams of other opportunities.

    He therefore looks forward to May 14 to be named in the preliminary list of 30 players for the World Cup and later on June 4, when the 32 World Cup finalists are expected to name their final 23.