Leonardo Gil has been without a doubt the best player in Colo Colo in the current 2021 season. The Colo has been the soul of the team in the middle of the field and with his tremendous punch he has been the author of real goals, especially in stopped ball.
Despite this great present, his call to the Chilean team has had to wait, being cited for just a few microcycles with Martín Lasarte, but without yet seeing action in official duels. The midfielder has had to watch the last Copa América and the eliminatory matches on TV.
In Argentina they are already campaigning so that Colo can finally play an official match with the Chilean team. Asó made it clear the recognized Olé newspaper, where they dedicated some good words to the steering wheel titled “Another Argentine who wants to play for the Chilean team.”
“Throughout the history of soccer, there were Argentine players with Chilean kinship who decided to nationalize and represent the trans-Andean country. This is the current case of Gabriel Arias, Racing goalkeeper, and many others who chose to play for La Roja: Rodolfo Almeyda, Ernesto Álvarez, Jorge Spedaletti, Óscar Fabbiani, Sergio Vargas, Daniel Pérez, Gustavo Canales, Pablo Hernández, Marcelo Larrondo -although it didn’t debut- and Leandro Benegas did too “, he started writing the Argentine media.
In that sense, they added around Gil that “In tune with these antecedents, in the last hours, a soccer player from our country who plays in Colo Colo expressed his desire to wear the colors of Chile. This is Leonardo Gil, former Rosario Central y Talleres midfielder, who already has nationality, since his maternal grandmother was born in Chilean territory and even has relatives living there ”.
“Although he was called up for the Argentine youth team in 2011, he could be cited by Martín Lasarte without problems. In fact, in May of this year, the coach of the Red selected him to be part of a micro-cycle of training thinking about the qualifying rounds for the Qatar World Cup 2022. Figure of Colo Colo in the current season and champion of the Copa de Chile , it would not be unreasonable to think of a call ”, they added.
To close, they highlighted Gil’s participation in the last game against Everton: “El Cacique defeated Everton (2-0) for the local championship on Tuesday, with the Argentine as the main figure: he assisted in the first goal and scored the second, reaffirming his great present. At the end of the game, Gil himself admitted his desire to be summoned to the Chilean team, although he kept his feet on the ground ”.
The next eliminatory matches for the Chilean team will be on October 7, 10 and 14, facing Peru (Lima), Paraguay (Santiago) and Venezuela (Santiago). Will Colo Gil finally be summoned for these duels?