“My intention was always to return to River”

With the expectation placed on the future of the Colombian Juan Fernando Quintero and the possibilities of returning to what he considers his home, River Plate, today the midfielder confirmed, in a press conference with a view to the friendly, that he will have next Sunday with the Selection Colombia against Honduras, the long-awaited return to the “millionaire” team.

After answering questions about the commitment of the National Tricolor, the conversation with the media focused on his departure from China’s Shenzhen to the Argentine squad.


Photo: Instagram Juan Fernando Quintero

“We know about the current situation, I am now in the National Team. Surely we will close everything that is with River and I want everyone to know it, because it is the club that I want and I am going to give it my all”. Quintero began.

“We show the level on the field, it has little to do with the League where it is played. River is a team that competes at all times and that’s why I made the decision to return,” he added.

He reported that there is very little time left for his officialization, which was expected by the club’s fans who counted the hours to see him wear the red and white shirt:

“In the next few hours I will be with River Plate, which is my next club. In the next few days everything should be closed.”

Goalkeeper Ángel González, a novelty for Barros Schelotto in Paraguay

Angel Gonzalez, young goalkeeper Port Portuguese, is the main novelty of the foreign reserved list presented this Friday by the football coach of Paraguay, the Argentinian Guillermo Barros Schelotto.

In this way, the 18-year-old footballer with a past in Libertad will have the possibility of defending La Albirroja in the duels against Uruguay and Brazil for the South American qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

On the other hand, within the call some of the main figures of the team appeared again, such as the defender Gustavo Gómez and the midfielder Miguel Almirón.

Who will not be on this occasion will be the attacker Alejandro Romero Gamarra, who was injured playing for his team, Al-Taawon of Saudi Arabia, and will have to face a recovery of several months.

In the double qualifying date, Paraguay will host Uruguay on January 27 and then visit Brazil on February 1.

With 14 of the 18 games already played, those led by Barros Schelotto are in ninth position with 13 points, four below Peru, which is currently fifth and is in the play-off zone.

The table is led by Brazil and Argentina, who have already made it to the World Cup in Qatar, followed by Ecuador, Colombia and Peru.

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