Christian Cueva will not play again at Santos after missing training
Santos sports director Paulo Autuori said Christian Cueva will not play on the São Paulo team this year.
Christian Cueva (27 years old) was strongly criticized by Paulo Autuori, sports director of Santos, who announced that the Peruvian midfielder has “many problems” and that he will not play again in the Brazilian team.
“Cueva has many problems, everyone knows it. We are analyzing its future. Cueva is not going to play for Santos this year anymore,” said the Peruvian National team’s technician regarding Cueva’s future, who has a contract with Santos until 30 January 2020.
“Meanwhile, he will not train with the group. The possibility is for the club to think of something, “Autuori added at a press conference.
The Brazilian press also said that ‘Aladdin’ missed training last Saturday, a fact that would have provoked Santos’ decision regarding the continuity of the Peruvian National team.
On the other hand, the manager of Santos spoke of the continuity of coach Jorge Sampaoli. “How can you force someone to stay? At this point, I assure you that the conversations do not have a definition of ‘I want to stay’ or ‘I don’t want to stay’. There is no definition by the club or coach. The new factor is that Sampaoli today has a clear mind about what 2020 will be for the club, “he said.