Two-time champion in Mexico, but erased by Gareca: why was Santamaría not summoned?

Merits are not enough. Anderson Santamaría once again achieved a great participation in Liga MX and was crowned two-time champion of the tournament with Atlas. In 2021, the defender from Huanuco was the architect of the red and black title after 70 years and, this season, he has been reaffirming his high level; however, this was not enough for Ricardo Gareca I called him to the Peruvian team to face the playoff of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

In his last press conference, the Argentine coach spoke again about the absence of players like Raúl Ruidíaz, Carlos Caceda and his own Santa Maria. Regarding the defender, at the time he stated that this was due to the fact that the summoned have sufficient merits and he prefers to prioritize the group that won the ticket to the playoffs.

After his outstanding participation in the 2021 Copa América, ‘La Muralla’ earned a place in the starting team and played the ‘tragic’ matches against Uruguay, Venezuela and Brazil.

Before the charrúas, the center-back made an error at the start and this generated equality for Rodrigo Betancur. Although against Vinotinto we achieved victory, the athlete was again erratic and had some failures that almost ended in the rival’s draw.

The clash that sentenced him was against ‘Tite”s team. The former player from Melgar recorded punctual errors that culminated in the two goals of the opponent. The first was when trying to come out playing: Neymar stole the ball, assisted Everton and they made it 1-0. The following mistake occurred in the complement: a bad clearance of his allowed ‘Ney’ to define at will and decree the 2-0. Since that time, he has not been summoned again.

Yes ok Carlos Zambrano is owner with alexander callens many fans questioned that Christian Ramos be considered on the payroll. The “Shadow” was one of the lowest points of Alianza Lima in the Copa Libertadores and received criticism from various sectors.

On this, the ‘Tiger’ emphasized that he also evaluates the performance in the Blanquirroja. This factor would have weighed on him keeping his place above Santamaría.

The same as Angelo Campos the logic of the ‘Tiger’ is based on demerits. Yes ok Carlos Caceda He is going through a great present with Melgar in the South American Cup, for the strategist the blue and white goalkeeper would not have done anything significant to stop being called up. The same could be applied in the cases of Ramos and Araujo: when they wore the white and red, they complied.