“I’m going by boat tomorrow”: the details of the dialogue between Scaloni and Pablo Maffeo, the covered man who could be part of the Argentine national team list

The player’s representative, Jorge Capilla, offered more details about the call to the side

The argentine national team will face two crucial games in its aspirations within the South American Qualifiers. Looking ahead to the duels against Uruguay in The Bombonera y Brazil in it Maracana and, waiting to know what will be the list of those summoned by Lionel Scalonithe possible presence of a “covered” was known as Pablo Maffeoright back born in Spain with South American roots.

His representative, Jorge Capillaoffered more details of the possible call to the footballer born in Sant Joan Despí, whose father is Italian and his mother is Argentine, precisely the one that makes his election possible in favor of the world champion. In chat with TyC Sportsthe agent recounted the intimacy of the conversation held by Maffeo and Scaloni: “Lionel asked him if he would like to represent Argentina and he said that he would go by boat tomorrow. He was very surprised by the question.”.

Beyond being moved by the coach’s request, the 26-year-old defender did not hesitate for a second when faced with that question, despite having only played in the youth categories of the Red Fury: “The only thing I know is that He did not hesitate when that possibility came to him.. It was very clear”. Regarding the family roots of the player from Mallorca, Capilla added: “he can play with three countries. His father is Italian, his mother is Argentine and he was born in Spain. Few players can have that possibility, but He has been very excited since the opportunity arose.. “It is his mother’s country.”

In addition, he was consulted about the dialogue of the technical director with one of the surprises in the summons: “Scaloni was talking to Pablo for a few months given the possibility of being able to put it on a list and it seems that this could be the call.”

Pablo Maffeo with the Mallorca shirt REUTERS/Albert Gea
Pablo Maffeo with the Mallorca shirt REUTERS/Albert Gea

The same way, Jorge Capilla asked to be cautious to exhaust all instances with the sole purpose of having the necessary documents and to be enabled for eligibility in the Albiceleste: “They have asked us for a little caution because a document is missing. There shouldn’t be any problems. I know how bureaucracy works in Spain and we are going to be cautious. We have the enormous hope that he can be in Ezeiza on Monday”.

This name came to light this Wednesday morning and forms a string of talents linked to the deep scouting work carried out by Argentinathanks to which bridges were built with players of the stature of Alejandro Garnacho, Nico Paz o Luke Romero, among others. Furthermore, Scaloni’s residence in Mallorca is an important detail to follow closely every weekend.

The sporting career of Pablo Maffeo had its beginning in Espanyol from Barcelona and jumped in 2013 to Manchester City. Pep Guardiola made him debut in the Citizens at 19 years old in the 1-0 victory against Steaua Bucarest for the qualifying round to the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, but he was loaned to Girona to add football experience at his young age. There he lived a particular scene when he was key to contain Lionel Messi in a League match.

After separate loans to Stuttgart from Germany and Huesca From Spain, the player settled in Mallorca, where he is in his third season and has accumulated 3 goals and 9 assists in 83 games. He has contract until 2026 with a sale clause close to 13 million euros.

The little continuity of Gonzalo Montiel y Juan Foythalternatives on the right side, increased the consideration of the coaching staff for Maffeo, although its call remains tied to solving the bureaucratic issue. Otherwise, he will have to wait until the first months of 2024 to get his chance.

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