Bogota, June 19 – Midfielder James Rodriguez stated Colombia’s gamers are already looking for to make amends for his or her failure to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Colombia fell one level in need of a playoff spot following a sequence of underwhelming performances in South America’s grueling two-year qualifying marketing campaign.
“It was unhappy as a result of we wished to go to a different World Cup,” native media quoted Rodriguez as saying on Sunday. “This technology deserved it. Not going to a World Cup was laborious for the gamers to take. However there’s one other one across the nook, and hopefully we will be there.”
Rodriguez is presently and not using a membership after parting methods with Greece’s Olympiacos in April. His lack of current aggressive matches meant he was disregarded of Nestor Lorenzo’s squad for the Cafeteros’ newest friendlies: a 1-0 win over Iraq in Valencia final Friday and Monday’s conflict with Germany in Gelsenkirchen, Xinhua reported.
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The 31-year-old is impressed by what he’s seeing from Lorenzo, who changed Reinaldo Rueda final June.
Argentine Lorenzo had already developed a rapport with a number of gamers throughout his time because the Cafeteros’ assistant coach from 2012 to 2019.
“I believe we’re going to do properly with him,” Rodriguez stated. “He was an assistant underneath [Jose] Pekerman, so he is aware of the job and the gamers.”