Miguel Borja warms up the preview against Argentina: “There won’t be time to talk to Dibu after he scores goals”

Soccer Football – World Cup – South American Qualifiers – Colombia v Chile – Metropolitano Roberto Melendez Stadium, Barranquilla, Colombia – September 9, 2021 Colombia’s Miguel Borja celebrates scoring a goal REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Time passes, but Miguel Borgia does not forget what happened in the penalty shootout for the semifinals of the Brazil’s Copa America 2021. Despite having scored in his execution from the twelve steps and celebrating with a provocative dance, his cross with goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez, the great hero of the day for Argentina to advance to the definition of the tournament, is still latent (he covered the shots of Davinson Sanchez, Mina and Cardona).

Both players will meet again on February 1, within the framework of the Date 16 of the South American Qualifiers heading to the World Cup Qatar 2022. The striker, in dialogue with El Heraldo, decided to light up the preview with a strong message for the Dibu: “First there is Peru. We have to beat Peru, and then think about ‘Dibu’. Many people have sent me videos and it is very nice. The only ones who make my celebration are my children, they make a goal and celebrate like this, “he began his story. And then, he shot: “There won’t even be time to talk to him after he scores goals”.

“It happened in the Cup that was a penalty shootout never seen before, Never before has there been such an intense penalty shootout like that because of what he was doing, the way in which confidence is gained, because that, maybe from the outside it looks bad but inside the field it is valid. Everyone takes confidence in their own way and that was what made him feel more confident, it is up to each one to listen or not to what he says”, said the scorer of Junior from Barranquilla.

Although the Albiceleste will not have Lionel Messi (Lionel Scaloni preferred to give him rest), Borja He assured that this will not reduce the level of the national team: “I think that the Argentine National Team has played very well with or without Messi, I think that it is not leaving aside a great figure because we know that playing against Argentina, which is a great team , it will be very complicated. They are classified and that’s why they gave him rest”.

For those led by Reinaldo Wheel this double date of Qualifiers will be key to their future. With four games to go, Colombia has 17 units and by goal difference leads Peru, which positions them in the fourth place, the last one that provides a direct ticket to the World Cup. Then they peek Chile (16), Uruguay (16), Bolivia (15) and Paraguay (13).

Of the coffee growers who militate in the Argentine Professional League, the only one who was summoned was Diego Valoyes, the great figure of Talleres de Córdoba. Another fix was Juan Fernando Quintero, but the new reinforcement of River he was injured during the victory against Honduras (he scored a goal). Edwin Cardona (Racing), Frank Fabra Y Sebastian Villa (Boca) will have to wait for an opportunity.


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