What the Argentina boss said after Gazzaniga made international debut

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Paulo Gazzaniga

Paulo Gazzaniga has received praise from the Argentina coaching staff after making his debut for his country.

The Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper was called up for the double header against Mexico and was named as an unnamed substitute in the first match.

The 26-year-old came off the bench in the 59th minute in place of Gerónimo Rulli to earn his first cap in the 2-0 victory courtesy of goals from Mauro Icardi and Paulo Dybala.

Fellow Spurs player Erik Lamela was influential in helping his country take the lead when he played an instant first-time left-footed pass Icardi to break the deadlock after just 60 seconds.

Gazzaniga has had an impressive season to date so far for Tottenham, having taken advantage of injuries to Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm.

The former Southampton keeper impressed upon his Premier League debut for Spurs last season against Crystal Palace and has showed once again this season he is more than capable of filling the void in between the goal.  

He has recently jumped ahead of Vorm in the goalkeeping pecking order at the club.

Meanwhile, Juan Foyth was named as an unused substitute in the match.

Argentina boss Lionel Scaloni told Infobae: “He has a good presence. He caught the attention of the coaching staff.

“His selection has the doors open for all.”

 

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