Ignacio Alonso: "Godín is an unquestionable figure within the scheme of the Uruguayan National Team"

Ignacio Alonso, president of the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF), supported this Wednesday Diego Godín, captain of the Celeste who will not continue at Cagliari in Italy. The leader also counted on 100% Sport How much coach Diego Alonso should have modified his work plan when he tested positive for coronavirus.

The president highlighted about Godín: “He is an exceptional captain and a capital because he has both conditions: on the field and off the field, and having in Uruguay a guy with that capacity for analysis, an intelligent guy, someone who has always put a balance on the National Team. and transmitting cohesion, it is very important. I see it within the selection ”.

“His contribution is out of the question. That he is near the end of his career in the National Team, that is true, but Godín I believe that he has never been out of tune in the national team. He is an unquestionable figure within what is the scheme of the national team, he is a reference ”, highlighted the president of the AUF.

And he remarked: “When Godín had to play and dance with the ugliest, he had performances that did not clash at all. He still has to contribute inside and outside, and in the bravas he has shown much more than in the easy ones and those that come now are bravas ”.

Alonso then pointed out that Edinson Cavani ‘is 100% committed to the Uruguayan National Team’, that the issue of the starting goalkeeper after the injury of Fernando Muslera is one of the great concerns of the new Celeste coaching staff, and stated that ‘he has not returned to have contact with Maestro Tabárez after his dismissal ‘on November 19.


Ignacio Alonso also commented how he learned of the news of the positive for coronavirus in Diego Alonso, who was in Europe trying to have conversations with several players from the Uruguayan National Team: “I found out from a call through Matías Pérez and in five minutes we become aware of the subject. As the 10 days run, Diego will be able to travel to Uruguay; between the first, two or three of January he will be traveling to our country ”.

“He was calm and had no symptoms, he felt fine. This alters the work plans, the meetings for this Wednesday, the presentation conference scheduled for this Thursday and the work that he planned to carry out on December 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30. Some issues may be replaced by virtual meetings “, stressed the leader.

And he added: “The idea was to start working at the Celeste Complex starting this Sunday, December 26 with the entire work team, but that cannot be the case. Diego had planned to arrive here and, except for December 31 and January 1, to work every day at the Complex ”.