Absolute holder since he arrived at Atlético, defender Junior Alonso will miss the blacksmith in three rounds of the Brazilian Championship; but for a fair reason. Summoned by coach Eduardo Berizzo, the Sheriff will defend the Paraguayan team in the next challenges for the 2022 World Cup.
Paraguay will face Peru on the 8th of October and Venezuela on the 13th. Atlético, in this period, will face Fortaleza (07), Goiás (10) and Fluminense (14).
With 17 games played by the Minas Gerais team, Alonso was highly praised by an opposing coach. Lisca, commander of América, who faced him in Mineiro, spared no words to describe the Paraguayan qualities.
“Allan and Arana, for God’s sake … the guys play too much! Then he (Sampaoli) brought Júnior Alonso, fourth defender who came from Boca Júniors. The guy is a left midfielder who plays in the fourth defense. he has a vision of construction, he goes around the table; he touches the steering wheel and goes out inside. A defender doesn’t do that, but he does. They enhance what the players have to offer. They give courage to the players “, he highlighted the coach in an interview with journalist Benjamin Back, on the program ‘Aqui com Benja’.