Fabian Balbuena’s difficulty in getting back in West Ham’s team has now become a constant subject in the Paraguayan media.
Despite being a regular starter for the Hammers at the start of the season, the defender lost his place and last played a Premier League match back in December 2020.
Recently speaking to South American outlets, he blamed his contact with a person infected with Coronavirus as the reason why he left the team, and explained the big competition for the centre-back position they have in the squad.
Balbuena now talked to the Paraguayan media once again this week, this time to Radio Monumental show Futbol A Lo Grande, and was back explaining why he’s having a hard time getting minutes at the London side, claiming he’s not worried about it.
He insists there’s no fitness issue, so it’s simply the decisions of manager David Moyes.
“I’m quite well. The team is in a good moment. It’s not my turn to play for various reasons, but physically I’m very well”, Balbuena told Radio Monumental (via D10).
“The entire squad is fit to play. Our next opponent will be Manchester City.”
Regarding the chances of playing for the Paraguayan national team, the defender claims not to be sure about it, even though he’s in contact with manager Eduardo Berizzo.
“It depends a lot on the government and the Premier League. If you travel to the red zone, yes or yes, you must do a 10-day quarantine.”
“We’re always chatting. West Ham has contact with the Paraguayan Football Association and I don’t think they have any inconvenience to give me up for the combo.”
Paraguay are playing at the end of March, when they face Chile and Colombia for the World Cup Qualifiers.