Why did Arrascaeta play only 28 minutes in the World Cup? Coach from Uruguay responds

Flamengo star Arrascaeta was one of the themes of Diego Alonso’s press conference at the 2022 World Cup

The coach Diego Alonso from Uruguay had to answer about Giorgian of Arrascaeta at the press conference this Thursday (1), the eve of the match against Ghana at Qatar World Cup🇧🇷

O coach was asked if the Flamengo player would be “incompatible” with Nicolás de la Cruz🇧🇷

Curiously, River Plate star De La Cruz has also been the subject of recent speculation at Fla🇧🇷 Both he and Arrascaeta were Uruguay World Cup reservesentering only in the second half.

Arrascaeta only played 28 minutes in the second half, in the 2-0 loss to Portugal🇧🇷 He didn’t come off the bench in the 0-0 against South Koreawhen De La Cruz had his only 12 minutes in Qatar.

“Yes, it is possible (for them to play together). We even did it in training. They are compatible🇧🇷 You can play together. They didn’t do that in the Cup, but they are two great players, I trust their quality, that’s why I used both“, said Alonso.

🇧🇷Arrascaeta played twice as a starter in the qualifiers of the four games I played. And the same with Nico de la Cruz🇧🇷 He didn’t play in the first leg (of games in the qualifiers) because he had an injury. He was a starter in friendlies. I trust the players. I evaluate it on a day-to-day basis,” he said.

“I also see the situation that can happen in matches. There are five changes. The assessment is permanent, we do not improvise. We analyzed everything“, ended.

Uruguay faces Ghana this Friday (2), at the Al Janoub Stadium, at 12h (Brasília time).

The team is at the bottom of the group, but can qualify with a victory over the Africans, who are in second place, with three points. The leader of the key is Portugal, with six points, while South Korea, also have one.

From these selections, Brazil’s rival comes out in the round of 16.

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