Argentina goalkeeper, Sergio Romero’s wife Eliana Guercio says her husband’s knee injury is not serious and claims ‘there are many people that want him out’ of the Albiceleste squad for the World Cup in Russia.
Argentina’s team official Twitter account posted a statement on Tuesday, stating that Romero suffered a joint blockage in his right knee which automatically ruled him out of the World Cup.
However, speaking on the Los Angeles De La Manana TV show, Guercio insists that her husband could be ready for Argentina’s first game against Iceland on June 16.
“There’s nothing broken. It’s a piece of loose cartilage.
“The doctors told him he was OK for the World Cup.
“The recovery [from the injury] is two to three weeks maximum.
“But with how my husband is and the effort he puts in he could be ready for the first game.
“There are many people that want him out.
“They said it was broken to justify it. I’m tired of the lies.
“I don’t know if those that speak are inept, uninformed, cowardly or have personal interest, which in all cases would be the worst reasons.”
Romero was due first choice and due to be one of three keepers in Argentina’s squad alongside Chelsea’s Willy Caballero and Franco Armani.
He was in goal for Argentina at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups in South Africa and Brazil respectively.