2021 closes with a new list of summoned for the peruvian team. This morning it was unveiled the call of 15 players from the local tournament for the friendlies against Panama and Jamaica, agreed for January, prior to the Qatar 2022 Qualifiers.
Due to the fact that the total number of players who can be summoned cannot be counted on – it is not a FIFA date – the technical command of the Peruvian team made a local call that will be joined by some players who are active in the MLS, such as Edison Flores, Pedro Gallese, among others. , as long as their clubs give them the respective permission. They will be joined by Yoshimar Yotún, who today does not have a team.
The list of summoned presents the novelty of the return of Josepmir Ballón, having a great year with Alianza Lima, as well as a new call from Ángelo Campos and Oslimg Mora, figures in the blue and white box.
But the main call is that of Jesús Castillo, the Sporting Cristal player who stood out as a central midfielder.
Castillo debuted last year with Sporting Cristal and in two seasons he has won the title in Roberto Mosquera’s team. This year he played a total of 37 games, 3 of them in the Libertadores – he had 34 minutes – and another four in the South American, where he gained more prominence. In the League he played 27 games, I feel like a starter in 17 of them.
As the statistical journalist Eduardo Combe highlights,. Now, he will fight to earn a place in the eleven in the friendlies and see if he can be called up for the Playoffs.
There are six called-up from Sporting Cristal and without a doubt the call of Percy Liza was also expected, the attacker who stood out as a center forward, but was ‘sacrificed’ by Roberto Mosquera in the final part for Marcos Riquelme to play at the top. This 2021 he scored 6 goals in League 1.
While he was in the plans to be summoned – Sporting Cristal received the reservation letter, he was not finally called. The explanation may be in the names already listed for the position of ‘9’. they can fulfill that task. In addition, among the outsiders who have been training at La Videna there is another option as a center forward that Ricardo Gareca usually uses.
If we see it as extreme, the same thing happens. Names as they play in those positions, in addition to the call of Oslimg Mora, who already debuted with the Bicolor in the duel against Bolivia in La Paz.
Another reason, It may be that Percy Liza is closing a pass abroad, so if it materializes, he would need to travel to join his new club. As it is not a FIFA date, the clubs may require their players so the Peruvian team could not retain it for friendlies.