The technical director of the Uruguayan team, Marcelo Bielsa, assured this weekend that he has maintained important contacts with the historic strikers Luis Suárez and Edinson Cavani so that they are part of the Uruguayan call to face the first matches corresponding to the 2026 World Cup qualifiers against the national teams of Chile and Ecuador.
According to the EFE agency, the Argentine coach stated that he will deliver the final list of players this Monday and assured that Suárez and Cavani are among the main candidates to boost the team’s offense with the aim of adding the first two victories for the world championship that will take place in the United States, Mexico and Canada.
These statements were made by Bielsa during a press conference held at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, where the team intends to carry out training sessions prior to the double round of playoffs.
“Actually, I haven’t talked to them. At the time, I have a lot, a lot of consideration for the players who acquire the dimension of idols ”, express.
The Uruguayan national coach highlighted that both Luis Suárez and Edinson Cavani expressed their desire to continue defending the colors of the light blue team to try to play their next world championship.
“They became summonable players. Since they are summonable players, my obligation is to choose them each time a summons occurs. So, not that it seemed to me. The conversation was not necessary. They informed that their cycle in the national team had not finished”, highlighted Bielsa.
“A player is based on his background and current events and availability, the willingness to participate. The background of Cavani and Suárez are immense. I observe the news of Cavani and Suárez ”, he emphasized.
Finally, Bielsa spoke about the possible end of the cycle of the Uruguayan national team players and stressed that he will not be in charge of influencing those decisions because it is something that any player must make.
“It is impossible for me to decide that a player’s cycle is over. Here the players play for nothing, they don’t play for moneyThey play for the love of the jersey. How am I going to allow myself to say no to Suárez or Cavani, to any footballer from a country, you are not selectable ”, he concluded.
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