Argentina’s under-20 team keeps in touch with Santiago Giménez as he enters Albiceleste’s plans despite being called up by El Tri
Santiago GimenezSometimes he gets calls from Fernando Batista, the person responsible for Argentina U-20 national team, because the Cruz Azul striker “plans” for Albiceleste, despite the conversation he had with Mexico.
“Santiago is a very good player. Batista has talked to him, he is the technician for Argentina U-20 national team And of course it’s in the plans, now that football is resumed, we’ll go and talk to him. “I know Batista did it,”
The coronavirus pandemic is what has stopped the call Santiago Gimenez to Albiceleste selection, so they are waiting for national representative competitions to resume to get in touch again.
“Batista is on the subject, who is the current coach of the U-20 and intervenes in the U-23, he has spoken to him, we will wait for everything to resume after the pandemic, to regain contact,” added Bernardo Romeo.
The son of Christian ‘Chaco’ Giménez was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but he did his whole process as a football player on Cruz Azul. He started in the U-15 in La Maquina Celeste and has had talks from the Mexican U-20 national team, now enjoying his first conversation with the Mexican representative directed by Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino, on his way to a friendly match on September 30 in Azteca Stadium.
“I understand that you have the opportunity to choose both teams. We will make the necessary efforts so that Santi is with us in Albiceleste, he added.
Santiago Gimenez He started standing out in the Clausura 2020 tournament with the first team, due to the fact that he started seven of ten matches as a start with Robert Dante Siboldi. In Guard1anes 2020, the 19-year-old continued as one of the most common in the starting eleven for La Machine Celeste and is among the best Mexican goal scorers with four goals.
In Argentina, it can do the process with the U-20 national team seeking a pass to the World Cup and even participate in the team that will seek a medal in the Olympics if they accept the call.
It is normal that it happens (that players are called with dual nationality), good football players are loved by everyone. “It only confirms whether there is a qualifier or not, everything is stopped due to the issue of the pandemic, but we want it to be”, added Bernardo Romeo. “We respect the boy’s decision, they are their decision, there will be contact, they will talk, we will not pressure anyone.”