LE BALLON – “I changed club to continue in the selection” (Argentina)

Nicolas Otamendi assumed that he agreed to transfer from Manchester City to Benfica to play regularly and thus be a valid option for the Argentina national team.

“I’m having a good season at Benfica. I felt there needed to be continuity in the national team, so I changed clubs. We are having a good campaign in the Champions League and it helps to be called up to the national team,” the centre-back said after the 1-1 draw with Ecuador in 2022 World Cup qualifying. without consequences for Argentina. , which has already been authorized for Qatar.

“We and the Argentine people have a big ambition. We will have the opportunity to play a World Cup for our country and we are going there with the objective of reaching the final,” he confessed to TyC Sports at About the goals of the Pampas team for the tournament which will take place from November 21 to December 18.

“We have a very good competitive group. There is a healthy competition between everyone and in training everyone gives their best. We all want to be at the World Cup, we will be competitive and in the end it will be the coach who will decide.

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