Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has turned down Ivory Coast squad. For reasons, I feel homesick when traveling from England.
Patrice Bomel, Ivory Coast national team coach Revealed the reason why Zaha was not included in the November national football team. It’s because the Crystal Palace winger is considering the future of playing for the national team. due to homesick or homesick every time you leave England.
“He asked not to come. Because he became a homesick every time. He wants to reflect on his service for his national team,” Bomel revealed to Zaha’s reasons.
Wilfried Zaha has made 20 appearances for the Ivory Coast.
He scoring five goals since switching from England in 2016, with the 28-year-old playing in the Africa Cup of Nations. The Nations have been there twice, in 2017 and 2019, but are considering not playing in January next year.
Elsewhere, Gareth Southgate has named his England squad for the upcoming international break.
He said that Palace midfielder Conor Gallagher was close to being called up:
“Tino Livramento has had a great start to the season, along with Tariq Lamptey and we have just seen Matty Cash go to Poland, but we have a lot of good right-backs in the squad and others pushing them.
“I think Emile [Smith Rowe] and Conor Gallagher are playing very well with their clubs but we’ve got depth, and to put those in, we’ve got to leave some of these on the sheet out.
“It’s not a bad thing that we’re starting to get a very strong under-21 team because you want that depth.
“The boys I’ve just mentioned are on a really good path, we like them, we get a good chance to see them with the under-21s. As well as with their clubs, but at the moment we think it’s a little bit early for some of those guys to come in.
“We could put them in and they will be absolutely fine by the way. But we think the players we’ve picked are just a little bit ahead at the moment.
“They are all pushing. There is still a step for a lot of them in the consistency. A lot of them are young and still learning their trade.
“We’re 12 months away where there is going to be real competition for places. We’ve seen over the last 12 months how rapidly young players can come through.” Accorrding to reports by ufabet