Erased by Gareca, but considered by Reynoso: the keys to why he called Santamaría

The peruvian national team returns this September 24 against Mexico in a friendly match that will be the debut of John Reynoso as coach of the Bicolor. For this duel, the only novelties in the squad are Piero Quispe and Bryan Reyna (who entered after an injury to Andy Polo).

Also, one of the surprises is the return of Anderson Santamaria player who was erased by Ricardo Gareca due to his constant errors in the defensive defense that cost Bicolor results (against Uruguay and Brazil).

However, Juan Reynoso has another perspective on the 30-year-old defender, whom he directed at FBC Melgar and became champion of the Summer Tournament in 2017.

Without a doubt, one of the coaches who knows Santamaría best is Reynoso, since he had him for two seasons at Dominoes; In addition, it was the ‘Cabezón’ himself who positioned him as a central defender, since, in his beginnings, the native of Huánuco played in midfield.

Another key is that Anderson is adapted to play both in a line of two and three center backs and this is something that the Bicolor coach himself highlighted. “I like Anderson Santamaría because he gives you variants. He can play you in a line of four or three. The last time we spoke it was clear to me that he wants revenge. He comes from being a two-time champion in Mexican soccer, ”Reynoso said in an interview for GolPerú.

Finally, the present of Santamaría is positive. So far in 2022, the Peruvian defender has played 33 games out of a possible 42 (counting all competitions). In addition, he arrives with the poster of two-time Liga MX champion with his current team, Atlas FC.