Lima, January 13, 2022Updated on 01/13/2022 08:56 am
With 16 days of the match between the Colombian and Peruvian teams for the Qualifiers, Reinaldo Rueda has a question related to one of the important players that he usually summons: Duván Zapata. The striker is injured and there is no exact date for him to return to activity with Atalanta, his club.
In fact, coach Gian Piero Gasperini ruled out the striker for Sunday’s January 16 game against Inter Milan. Projecting the commitment against Lazio on Saturday 22, the last before attending the call of the national team, the strategist of the Dea team does not have a clear picture either.
“Everything has been complicated in recent days between injuries and casualties. When you have absences in only one area you can have problems. We are in a moment of loss “, explained the coach of the Bergamo cast in reference to the falls of Duván Zapata and Robin Gosens, the most important for the team.
“We have an emergency, even if we try to hide it. Malinovskyi and Ilicic will return on Sunday, but it will be difficult to get Zapata and Gosens back. We will see what we can do”added. To close, Gasperini added about the Colombian international: “Will Zapata play with Lazio? We sail in unknown waters “.
Duván Zapata suffered an adductor injury in the game against Genoa on December 21. The player, for the moment, was not against Udinese or Venezia. In Italy, the media expected to see him at the weekend against Inter, but the recovery of the ‘9’ will need more time.
What do they say in Colombia?
In the Win Sports Connection program, the journalist Liliana Salazar gave a news that worries and that practically rules out Zapata from the matches against Peru (Friday, January 28) in Barranquilla and Argentina (Tuesday, February 1) in Córdoba.
“I wrote to someone who needs to know about Duván Zapata’s injury. He tells me that he still has 15 more days of recovery, that’s before training “The communicator revealed about the case that worries Reinaldo Rueda.