Edinson Cavani has expressed his disappointment at not being allowed to represent Uruguay for this month’s international break.
The ongoing COVID-19 restrictions in place saw the Premier League come to a decision that would see players blocked from being released for international duty if the matches in question were to be played in red-list countries.
Teams can’t afford to have their main stars missing over not just the international break, but for isolation periods without any training, but of course this won’t please every player who is being made stay in the UK.
Cavani misses three World Cup qualifiers – with Uruguay already drawing 1-1 with Peru – and his focus should be on getting back into shape for United.
With the international break now in full swing, the veteran striker used the time to open up on his disappointment at not being involved.
“We are exposed to decisions that are made in the organisations of some tournaments and leagues, and any of the two decisions [traveling or not] would be bad for us,” Cavani said, as quoted by The Fresno Bee (H/t Manchester Evening News).
“We don’t get rich playing for our national teams. We have a commitment with ourselves and a moral commitment to defend our country. We don’t get rich by wearing the shirt of our national teams.”
Had Cavani played these international matches, the former Paris Saint-Germain striker would’ve had to quarantine for 10 days upon his return to England…