Marcelo martins, historical forward of the Selection of Bolivia and survivor from 6-1 to Argentina Selection in 2009 (he scored one of the many), he spoke in the preview of what will be the second date of the Qualifiers heading to Qatar 2022.
The forward is an icon in the history of his National Team, because he was not only a key piece for the national team, because he had a career that made him one of the most relevant players on the continent. The Bolivian attacker confirmed that the current qualifying round will be the last he will play, so he has the illusion of scoring against Argentina.
“Undoubtedly it will be my last tie, and the desire I have to score a goal against Argentina continues intact, I know that by scoring goals I will help my team, I hope to be able to do it and repeat my numbers in previous Qualifiers in front of them to give them a joy to my country ”, assured the Cruzeiro forward, who has already scored four goals for the Argentine National Team.
In addition, at a press conference, the former Gremio player added: “We here know that we have to make ourselves respected. I am sure that we are going to have an excellent match “. It is worth noting that the Santa Cruz de la Sierra-born gunner was not present in La Verde’s 5-0 defeat against Brazil on the first day of the Qualifiers on the way to Qatar 2022.
On the other hand, the former Werder Bremen and Wigan player, among others, sent a message to Bolivian fans: “Be patient, it is not easy to play for the Bolivian national team, we all know how difficult it is to compete internationally. I believe a lot in the work that is being done, with boys training 60 days double shift, they still faced Brazil, they went, they showed their faces, they left everything, but the result was not what we wanted. To the fan, have a little patience and support us until the end ”.
The Bolivian gunner played the Qualifiers for South Africa 2010, Brazil 2014, Russia 2018 and now Qatar 2022. Although the team never managed to reach a World Cup, the current Cruzeiro striker was always essential for La Verde’s duels against South American opponents. He also played three Copa América (2011, 2015 and 2019).
“The dream of going to a World Cup is on my mind, every day I work to bring joy to my country,” closed the Matador, who confessed to being excited about closing his career with the Bolivian National Team with a historic qualification for the Cup. of the world.