Recovery, the first Colombian selection mission of Rueda: the agenda
Since the defeat of the Copa América 2021, all the Colombian national team's plans changed: more tours, different climatic conditions, and even potential rivals.
The agenda sets two commitments: the Qualifiers of Qatar 2022 and the America's Cup. The first one starts in Lima on 3 June and continues on 8 June in Barranquilla. The second is, in principle, against Ecuador at the headquarters to be defined on the 14th of the same month. A single focus will be held from Sunday to July 10, if all goes as intended.
The first to register will be Baldomero Perlaza, Aldair Quintana, Camilo Vargas, Stefan Medina, William Tesillo, Yairo Moreno, Alfredo Mehrlos, Wílmar Barrios, Luis Díaz, Mateus Uribe and Perez, in accordance with the schedule handled by the Colombian Football Federation (FCF.).
This Tuesday was scheduled to include James Rodríguez, Yerry Mina, Luis Muriel, Duván Zapata, Carlos Cuesta, Daniel Muñoz, Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, Jefferson Lerma, Dávinson and David Ospina.
And the job starts to take form there. When the party is over, point 1 is 'recovery.'
For eg, James is. According to Everton coach Carlo Ancelotti, he has two games of absence due to "fatigue." One of the goals, as was said in England, is whether or not it is a 'little challenge.' It'll be Mina, who unexpectedly did not appear against Manchester City in the last game, and presumably Ospina, who would be healthy, but who still doesn't play. This first assessment will be carried out these first days in order to explain who is available and when, as well as what working loads and rest you need.
A more important rehabilitation would have to be worked on later, or maybe alternatively: that of trust.
Do not forget that Colombia comes from two very difficult losses in Lima and Barranquilla against Urugay (0–3) and Ecuador (6–1), forcing it to add at least 4 points against Peru. This hit is indeed an unconfined wound which is why Reinaldo Rueda is standing on the bench. Later on, he'll have players who don't go by the right time, the Sánchez or Mina examples, or without ample rhythm of competition, such as Quintero or Pérez. All must be tucked in, and time and work are needed.
Time is due later for the Copa América, which is no longer in Colombia and which reduces leverage for best and worse. Unofficially, the current headquarters implies that the national team stops being seeded and also has other competitors. The work will be in Barranquilla for now. Then new goals will be created.