Angel Di Maria is not resting on his laurels, with Argentina’s 2021 Copa America hero insisting he is not yet certain of a place at the 2022 World Cup.
The winger ended the Albiceleste’s 28-year wait for a major title when his goal downed hosts Brazil in the final in Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Maracana last summer.
Along with Lionel Messi the ex-Paris Saint-Germain star is one of the most experienced faces of a squad which has been revamped in recent years under coach Lionel Scaloni.
Di Maria explained to TNT Sports when asked about his chances of going to a fourth World Cup finals:
The only one who is already in is [Lionel Messi].
Four months from now you just don’t know, I have to change my club, adapt again, play and feel good and that makes a lot of difference.
While Di Maria has been a constant figure in Argentina’s team since the Copa America, he had been briefly held out of the team during World Cup qualifying last June.
He knows, then, that the pecking order can change quickly.