Nahitan Nández spoke this Thursday at a press conference and analyzed the moment of the Uruguayan Selection, which this Saturday will face Colombia for the Quarterfinals of the America Cup. The footballer of Cagliari commented on how he feels playing as a winger and highlighted the possibility of generating play with Federico Valverde or Facundo Torres placeholder image on the right wing.
The Uruguayan player commented on the Celeste: “We go from less to more, that way we do not start in the best way, but with the passage of the games we have been feeling much better; I personally feel good. The team has been showing a good job and we hope to continue on this path”.
Nández has been used as a right back by Maestro Tabárez in recent Uruguay games. The footballer said that in Cagliari he has played as a right winger last season in a line of five and he knows the full-back role well, feeling comfortable playing for the band, aspect reinforced by the good collective performance.
“I have fulfilled various roles on the pitch, they are roles that I know both in the center and on the wing, even playing as a winger. Where he can give a hand, both in the selection and in the team where he is, I try to fulfill the function in the best way”, Underlined the former footballer Peñarol and Boca.
The 25-year-old commented on Colombia, Uruguay’s next rival: “It is a good team, with very strong players and with a forward to take into account with Zapata and Muriel. They have a very fast game, they come out well on counterattack and they have enough of the ball”.
“I think the key is to leave Colombia as few spaces as possible. We will try to be compact, to make a balanced game at all times, to try to defend well to attack well. We must take the necessary precautions, but We will also try to do our job, we are finding a way to play or a clear idea that thanks to the matches we are feeling better”, He added.
Nández was consulted about the absence due to suspension of Juan Guillermo Cuadrado in Reinaldo Rueda’s team and stated that although “Cuadrado is an important player, Colombia also has other players who can perform very well.”
The player highlighted that there are tactical aspects that he has incorporated thanks to his experience in Italian football and appreciated being able to connect with Facundo Torres or Federico Valverde in his sector: “Facu is a great player, and it is important to have a player like him or Fede, who has had to play on the right. They are players who make the game easier for you and always give you an option to be able to create a game on the right wing ”.
Finally, the Cagliari footballer said he felt very well physically and was consulted about the various information that ensure that he could go to the Premier League (more precisely in Leeds): “They are rumors, I have felt something but I do not know anything yet, today my head is in the Cup, in going game by game and trying to go for the great goal”.