Giovani Lo Celso is one of the Villarreal internationals who has been focused since last week with his team. The midfielder has participated in the friendlies that Argentina has played against Panama and Curaçao, which have served to continue the celebrations and tributes for winning the World Cup in Qatar, after which the albiceleste had not played again.

A World Cup that Lo Celso missed due to the injury suffered in the match that Villarreal played in San Mamés, just twenty days before the tournament started. The midfielder, who was a fixture in Lionel Scaloni’s plans, suffered a detachment of the biceps femoris in his right leg that prevented him from participating in Argentina’s achievement of the title.

The yellow footballer recognized this past Wednesday, after the game that Argentina played against Curaçao (7-0), how hard that blow was for him. “When I found out that the injury was going to prevent me from playing in the World Cup, I spent four days crying in the bathroom. But it also gave me the birth of my daughter, and I was there from the first day, and then I was able to experience everything [in Qatar] and be with my teammates and I was able to celebrate with them. Life gives you and it takes away”.

The match against Curaçao was Lo Celso’s first with Argentina after his injury. “It was a very exciting moment for me, to put on this shirt again, which is the most beautiful of all, and to enjoy with my teammates after many months and with the people, because today was cause for celebration for everyone,” he said.

The midfielder reappeared on March 4 in Almería and has already played five games with Villarreal, although none as a starter. However, he is expected to be a key footballer in this final stretch of the season for the yellow team, just as he already was at Betis led by Quique Setién, who has barely been able to count on the Argentine to date.

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