In a normal national team, the staff would be celebrating that a Manchester City player is finally fit to play for club and country again.
But this week’s news saying Claudio Bravo has recovered from his achilles injury is taken with some tension by the Chilean media and La Roja’s coaches.
Outlet La Tercera writes today that the Chilean team heard the news ‘with a general state of alert’, as they know the trouble they will have to reintegrate Bravo in the squad.
According to sources from the headquarters, the staff has finally made contact with the goalkeeper to know how his recovery has gone.
Now La Roja are confident that Bravo should return to the team, and could be part of the Copa America squad as long as he plays a few matches before the tournament.
As there are no more international breaks before the Copa America squad is called up, Bravo’s comeback to the national team for the first time since 2017 should be in Pep Guardiola’s hands now.
In such an important time of the season, the Catalan boss would have to give Bravo some playing time at Manchester City so the goalkeeper can prove he’s fit to feature for Chile.
If that goes well, then there’s just the small matter of the footballer building broken bridges with members of the Chile squad, including Arturo Vidal, who he managed to upset following the country’s failure to qualify for the World Cup.
And the goalkeeping coach he didn’t want appointing.