Montevideo, Uruguay.- The coach of the Uruguay national team soccer, Diego Alonso, began his journey in La Celeste on Monday and led a training session with a youth squad from the South American country.
With young promises from local championship teams, Diego Alonso began its work that will continue until the arrival of professional footballers to prepare for the double date of the South American qualifying rounds of the Qatar World Cup 2022 against Paraguay and Venezuela.
In addition to the youngsters, goalkeeper Sebastián Sosa also trained, who plays for the Argentine Independiente and is in the sights of the Uruguayan Peñarol. Although his professional future has not yet been resolved, the goalkeeper is one of the candidates to replace the injured Fernando Muslera, the undisputed starter in the national team, so Alonso It opened the doors for him to train until he decides where he will play.
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As detailed in the Uruguayan Soccer Association (AUF) in the official account of the selection on Twitter, the youth team will return to training this Tuesday also at the Celeste Complex, located on the outskirts of Montevideo. During his presentation as a new coach, on January 4, Alonso referred to youth work.
Asked if they would learn the Albirroja schemes to be a kind of ‘sparring’ against the Celeste starters, the coach commented that “it is not that they are going to train like Paraguay”, but they would incorporate systems that will later allow the internationals absolute that their exercises “are easier, faster and with less wear”.
Diego Alonso He will make his debut as a coach for Celeste on January 27 as a visitor against Paraguay, which is also in need of points, since it is penultimate in the table. Subsequently, on February 1, Uruguay will host Venezuela, last and without qualifying options, at the Centenario Stadium. The last two duels that La Celeste will face to try to reach Qatar 2022 They will be against Peru, as a local, and Chile, as a visitor.
Uruguay it is seventh, with 16 points, the same as Chile – sixth, with a better balance of goals. The table is led by Brazil and Argentina, already with their ticket in hand for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, ahead of Ecuador (23), Colombia and Peru (both with 17).