"I have always been eager to go to the national team, every day of my life, I am eager for this, but I am very realistic," Cavani said frankly, "I reached an agreement with the coach, because this is the situation, we talked about... Knowing that I haven't trained with my teammates for months, the space has shrunk, not to mention keeping up and training at a high level."
Cavani revealed that during the 15-day quarantine at home, he was unable to conduct normal training: "I am very realistic, because no one wants to go to the national team more than me, but I honestly tell the coach that I am under conditions and I know my teammates. We have already started playing in the league."
According to him, not participating in the opening stage of the World Preliminaries is the result of joint discussions between him and the national team coach Tavares.
Cavani admitted frankly that after the end of his contract with Paris in June, he was anxious about not having the ball to play and the various leagues started. He believed that "it is normal to be anxious about football for a period of time." "Sometimes, the more you think. What do you want, if things shouldn’t happen, they won’t happen, and this creates a lot of uneasiness.”
He also revealed that Riquelme had asked him about his situation: "Did Roman call me? Yes, yes, he did send me a message. We chatted, and unfortunately I didn't see him. I also talked about other things. It was a very useful conversation."
In addition, Cavani also expressed his support for his half-brother and agent Walter Guglielmone.
"People are talking about unclear situations because people are talking through microphones or screens. I am sad, not because of the comments made by the outside world, but because of the bad things people do to others on social networks, so I am very happy that everything is solved.