Despite the lack of regular regularity in his club, Cristian Benavente was Ricardo Garecy's first option to replace Yoshimar Yotún in Peru's friendly matches against his counterpart from Uruguay. However, Chaval's injury caused Tiger to choose Alejandro Hohberg.
"We call first Cristian Benaventebut the club reported that he was injured. Then the player pointed out that he was a nuisance. They are always considered boys. From here appeared the opportunity to call Hohberg, who repeatedly demonstrated that he wants to be taken into account – said the coach of Peru national team.
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In an interview with the Spanish Radio Marc, the current footballer FC Nantes de Francia gave details of a private conversation he had with 61-year-old Argentine strategist when he was called to represent Peru.
"I had a small problem that didn't let me be one hundred percent. I spoke with Ricardo Gareca give me time to rest during this break. "Sele" remains my goal and I want to come back. This motivates me to do things here and then prove it in the national team, "said the 25-year-old aviator.
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Cristian Benavente He said he would continue to work on his new team to be considered and able America's Cup 2020. "These are short tournaments where anything can happen and, well, always with the illusion of knowing that you can surprise at any time," he said on a Spanish radio station.
– Radio MARCA (@RadioMARCA) October 12, 2019