It had been long three years since Roberto Pereyra’s last appearance for the Argentine national team, but the Watford midfielder finally had a new chance last week.
The 27-year-old featured against Iraq, and even managed to score a goal in the 4-0 win, making his comeback even more special.
His performance was the subject of an interview with Goal Argentina, in which Pereyra talked about his return and a possible future with the national team.
“Several years passed and after the last time I was called up, they didn’t call me again because I suffered several hard injuries that took me away,” Pereyra told Goal. “Now I worked for this, I am very happy and I want to do my best at this moment.”
Regarding the team’s stars, Pereyra was asked about the problem of having great players such as Lionel Messi and Paolo Dybala fighting for the same position. But he’s claimed that the two can work together: “Yes, definitely. I think it’s not a problem for them to play together.”
“They have more or less the same characteristics and, for me, playing them together would be fantastic. Therefore, we hope to see them together in the national team so that we can achieve the reward for having two players in their class.”
Finally, the Watford player was asked whether he could play with Messi and Dybala, forming a trio: “It would not be bad!”