The scorer Salomón Rondón will be absent again in the Venezuelan national team when Vinotinto faces Ecuador and Peru on the next double date of the South American qualifier for the Qatar-2022 World Cup, the footballer announced.
“I have to be honest with myself and with that shirt that I love and value so much: I am not in the fullness that I would like to be able to give myself to the maximum and defend it as it deserves right now,” said Rondón, Everton player in the Premier League. in a statement he posted on social media.
“My arrival in England at the last minute, without preseason, and a string of games that affected me more than necessary put me in this situation,” added the 32-year-old forward, the top scorer for the Venezuelan team with 31 goals.
Last in the table with only 7 points in 12 days and evicted in the pulse by World Cup places, Venezuela will visit Ecuador in Quito on November 11 and will receive Peru in Caracas five days later. Already the llanero team, with Leonardo González as interim coach after the departure of Portuguese Jose Peseiro in August, began its concentration in the Ecuadorian capital.
“I want and I want to be one hundred percent physically to jump to the maximum” and “in this way to be able to soon be wearing the burgundy colors that I love so much,” continued the player.
Rondón, who had been included in the squad announced by Leo González last Thursday, made his debut for Everton in September, after arriving at the club from the Chinese Dalian Pro, meeting again with Spanish coach Rafa Benítez.
The man from Caracas has played seven games with the English team, five as a starter, without goals.
November 17, 2020 was the last match played by Rondón with Venezuela, a 2-1 victory over Chile in the World Cup qualifier, in which he signed the winning goal. (AFP)