Martin Demichelis who plays as a defender at Manchester City said that he did not expect to be featured in the already released 30 man Argentina‘s provisional squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Demichelis who is aged 33 has been out of Argentina national team’s limelight since 2011 but his good season that just concluded at Manchester City was a contributing factor for him to secure a place into the provisional squad.
When Demichelis moved from Atletico Madrid to the Barclays Premier League, he went through a lot of difficulties but good things begun when he was part of the squad that won the capital One and Premier League titles.
Getting into the Alejandro Sabella’s squad was a total surprise to him as far as international matches for his national team was taken into considerations.
When he was interviewed by America and Closs, Demichelis said that he never knew he could be recalled back into the national team and was delight that after his club winning the premier league, it must have been a contributing factor.
He said that he is much delighted with this call. He also said that it has been his wish to be recalled by Sabella as far as he was in good form. He also said that he will work hard for this opportunity that has been granted to him.
The City’s star is joined into the provisional squad by Pablo Zabaleta and Sergio Aguero who are both his team-mates. Demichelis said that since there is a lot of competition among the players selected, he must work hard and showcase his experience to the national team.
He adds that this will be a revenge for missing out of the team for some years. The payer who was reading on the same scripture as Demichelis is Franco Di Santo who is a former striker at Chelsea and now at Werder Bremen. He too did not expect to be named by Sabella.