2017 has presented us with the first thing to moan and discuss about. Oscar Washington Tabarez has given us “los futbolistas reservados del exterior” in other and more simpler words; “The call-up list of players” for the upcoming World Cup Qualifying matches against Brazil and Peru. Even though this is the first call-up list we can still do what we love doing which is questioning some of Tabarez’s decisions.
I know what your thinking, Jonathan Urretaviscaya and Alejandro Silva really?? There’s still no sight of a response to the many Uruguayo’s crying out for Gaston Pererio. Maybe Tabarez is saving him for 2018, who really knows. Only Tabarez really knows what he’s doing, or does he? The general reader on this blog will know just by looking at the comments section that it’s a love/hate relationship with El Mastero. We all know how much he loves to prove us wrong. Let’s take a look at who Jonathan Urretaviscaya and Alejandro Silva are and their recent forms of late. (All Stats are from Transfermarkt)
Left Midfielder and winger who Plays for CF Pachuca in Mexcio, who are currently in first place in the Torneo Clasura. Urretasviscaya has played a key role in the side’s recent success contributing 7 Goals and 7 Assists in 28 Games so far in the 2016/17 Season. Previous Clubs include; Benfica, Deportivo La Coruna and Peñarol. Previsouly has played for Uruguay at the U17 and U20 level. Was also apart of Tabarez’s 2012 Olympic Games Squad in London.
Right Back and Right Midfielder who plays for Lanus in Argentina, who are currently in 6th in the Primera Divison. Alejandro Silva has made 10 appearances for Lanus in the 2016/17 season racking in 1 goal and 3 assists. Previous Clubs Include; Fenix, Olimpia and Peñarol. Previously has played for Uruguay in the 2012 Olympic Squad and has been capped twice for Uruguay. Many will remember him for his under-par performance in a 2-0 loss away to Chile during Uruguay’s low point on the way to the 2014 Fifa World Cup.
So go ahead… let’s hear your opinions and complaints in the comments, who should we call? Who deserves a chance and what do you think will happen in March when we play Brazil and Peru? It’s March and World Cup Qualifiers are back and with that also brings the return of La Celeste and all of the great frustrations and emotions we’ve come to love.