10 phrases of Gerónimo Rulli: what surprised him most about Messi and the secret of the Scaloneta

Geronimo Rulli He was called up for the last two friendly matches of the Argentine national team prior to the start of Qatar World Cup and with this he seems to have won the arm wrestling match John Mussoabsent from the payroll for duels against Honduras Y Jamaica. The Villarreal goalkeeper seems to have earned a ticket to the great competition, as does Emiliano Martinez Y Frank Armaniand that’s what he talked about in a chat with the channel TyC Sports.

The former Students was very happy to be taken into account by Lionel Scalloni and in dialogue with the Líbero program, he told the secret of the team that has gone 33 games undefeated and has also won the last Copa América against Brazil at the Maracaná: “There is a different atmosphere, it seems that everything is fitted. It’s like a clock. All the pieces fit together perfectly and everything works great. The one who arrives new feels comfortable and that is the most important thing because it is much simpler than showing why you are in the National Team”.

In this sense, he left a message to the fans two months after the start of the Qatar World Cup: “Let them stay calm. Whoever is there, whoever wears the shirt is going to leave it skin and it is not saying it just to say it, it is something that is established in the campus. Hopefully all the saints line up and we can get what all Argentines want.

The 30-year-old goalkeeper emerged from Silver students was called up for the first time for the Argentine team in 2015 to participate in a tour of the United States and there he met Leo Messi. “What surprised me the most about him is the following he has. It is exaggerated. I remember that we were in Washington and then we went to New York in a van and a caravan of 100 cars followed us just to see Leo”.

Gerónimo Rulli seems to have established himself as the third goalkeeper of the Argentine team (AFA)

In addition, he was encouraged to answer a ping-pong about the footballers that make up the Scaloneta:

The most annoying: “Germán Pezzella. We carry it because it is rustic. It’s one of the team’s hotties”

The funniest: “rodry From Paul and the papu Gomez. They are constantly making jokes.”

The funniest: “the tucu (Joaquin) Strap He is a fachero, the one who fixes himself, the one who comes out well combed.

The one who plays everything well: “Leo Paredes. In Truco he is the best on campus. Ping-pong, pool, trick, it’s always one of the best”.

Less than two months before the debut of the Argentina against Saudi Arabia on November 22, Rulli did not hesitate to give his three candidates to win the World Cup in Qatar and took the opportunity to sneer at them: “Brazil, Spain and France. All three are champions, without a doubt. What’s more, they’re going to give each one a Cup”.

On the other hand, Rulli recalled his time with the team that played the 2016 Olympics in the midst of institutional chaos in the AFA occurred after the intervention of the Normalizing Commission. That youth team could not count on all the desired soccer players and, under the improvised technical direction of Julio Olarticoechea, he said goodbye in the first round: “There was no president (in AFA), Tata (Martino) had resigned, they made us fight with our clubs because they wanted us to come back… It was a mess, a very ugly moment. The first week we were six or seven training. Crazy. We had no clothes.”

In turn, the Villarreal goalkeeper revealed that in 2015 he was very close to playing for Boca Juniors, but in the end the transfer was not made because Real Sociedad refused to release him: “I wanted to come back, I wanted to play in Argentina a little time and being close to the family. I don’t know if Guillermo (Barros Schelotto) called me, I think we exchanged messages. I was willing to return because I was not having a good personal time”.

finally stayed in Spain and currently stands out in the Villarreala club in which he was key in winning the Europa League 2021 by beating Manchester United on penalties. But, the 30-year-old Argentine does not forget his roots and assured that his wish is to be able to return to the country in the future to wear the Pincha shirt again and play in the new Uno y 57 stadium.


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