“If you are not playing for your club, it is difficult to remain in the national side,” were the cautionary words of Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza this week when discussing the future of Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero in the national side.
Romero has been virtually a permanent fixture for La Albiceleste since Diego Maradona’s chaotic tenure and for much of that has had to settle for a back-up role at club level but while this has been ignored for the best part of four years, Bauza has now questioned how much longer it can continue.
“For the player, it isn’t the same when you don’t have rhythm,”explained Bauza.
“I am going to travel to England to talk and see what resolves. He [Romero] told me that the coach was going to give him more opportunities, but he hasn’t had many.”