This Monday, the preliminary list of the Peruvian team, made up of players from the local context, was announced with a view to the next double-round qualifiers. Watch the call.
Juan Reynoso expressed his expectation this Monday that Baikal will regain its momentum in the South American qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup, in which it occupies the final position, because, as he said, “there is a thirst for revenge.”
“Above any name, there is a two-colored shield. We have a thirst for revenge, because I am Peruvian and suffered on and off the field,” the coach emphasized during a press conference held at the National Sports Village (Videna).
In that sense, Reynoso added that this dire situation “is going to be dealt with by everyone,” so he reiterated his request for the support of the national team’s fans, which he considered “very important.” . I admit that I make more mistakes. We have to renew ourselves to find results. “Efficiency will come later,” he said.
Peru will reach the fifth and sixth dates of the qualifiers, which will be played in November against Bolivia and Venezuela, with a rush to add points, currently only one unit out of a possible twelve. They then face Bolivia in La Paz on November 16th, followed by Venezuela in Lima on November 21st.
Reynoso announced on Monday the preliminary list of 24 players invited for those matches, which did not include either Alianza Lima or Universitario de Deportes who did not play or play in the round-trip matches for the national title. Teams from abroad.
However, the coach expected midfielder Edison Flores, who won the Clausura title with the U’s this Sunday, and forward Gianluca Lapatula, who has recovered from a long-term injury, to return to the national team.
He also ruled out that Baikal would undergo a special acclimatization process to play the match at the altitude of La Paz, adding that they would travel to the Bolivian capital the night before the match.
On 18 October, after Peru’s 0–2 loss against Argentina, Reynoso admitted to an “error in form” when he noted that the young players called up for the domestic competition were not yet fit. High efficiency.
“Today we want to unify the league, where all the teams, day by day, minute by minute, upload everything they have done to a cloud. As a team we will review the data. We will give feedback to see what needs to be improved in each club, but through objective situations,” he said. explained.
List of invitees
- Goalkeepers: Carlos Casita (Melgar), Renato Solis (Sporting Cristal), Alejandro Duarte (Sporting Cristal)
- Defenders: Emilio Saba (ATT), Zilmar Lora (Sporting Cristal), Matias Lazo (Melker), Rafael Lutiger (Sporting Cristal), Leonardo Diaz (Sporting Cristal), Aaron Sanchez (Cantolau), Marco Huancayo (Sporting Cristal), (Melker )
- Midfielders: Yoshimar Yoden (Sporting Cristal), Alexis Arias (Melgar), Sebastián Cavero (Melgar), Kenji Cabrera (Melgar), Walter Dantazo (Melgar), Gonzalo Aguirre (Sporting Cristal), Jeferson Casares (Binacional Cristal), Christian NEERA (Trade Union)
- Forwards: Joao Grimaldo (Sporting Cristal), Fabrizio Roca (Sporting Boys), Madias Sukar (Mannucci), Jamir D’Arrigo (Melgar).