Sergio Romero wasn’t happy to miss out on the World Cup.
Despite suffering an injury in the run up to the competition, the Manchester United goalkeeper was frustrated that his country didn’t take a risk and let him board the flight to Russia.
The player’s wife spoke out about the situation publicly, taking to social media to suggest all wasn’t right with the decision making process, that Romero would be fit enough to play, and that the long time Argentine international servant hadn’t been treated well enough.
Given the 31 year old’s struggle to get fit since, it seems the medical diagnosis of those close to him wasn’t too accurate, but thankfully it’s all been brushed under the carpet.
Romero did join up with Argentina for the international break in September, but wasn’t considered fit enough to play, and only returned to Manchester United’s bench on the 22nd, before getting sent off against Derby County on the 25th.
Now with Argentina and ready to play, Romero has been quoted by TycSports speaking about his return and his determination to never give up on Argentina: “I waited a lot, thank God the recovery was better day by day and now I have to play, it’s a place I love being and I want to be until the body does not give more.”
It’s seemed for a long time that Romero has concentrated on the national team, without too great a desire to get regular games at club level. The last time he was a first choice goalkeeper was with Sampdoria in the 2012/13 season.