Catania midfielder Alejandro Gomez has revealed he still hopes to represent Argentina in the future, but acknowledges it will difficult.
The 24-year-old joined the Serie A side in 2010 and has impressed with his form so far this season, notching four goals and five assists in his 14 league appearances.
However, the former San Lorenzo man is under no illusions as to the difficulty of breaking into Alejandro Sabella’s Argentina set-up, particularly when playing for a club outside of the Scudetto’s major players.
“Here in Italy, people see me playing every week and they see I’m doing fine, scoring goals. So they ask me: ‘When do you think you’ll be called up by Argentina?'” he told Goal.com.
“But I always tell them the same thing. In the position I play, there are players that are world class. They play at the top clubs in the world and I think it’ll be complicated for me to make it.
“I realise I play for Catania and that doesn’t exactly sell papers like if I played, for example, for Inter. That’s the reality.”
Gomez admitted that he could be tempted to play for Italy once he acquires a European passport, as he feels he would have more opportunities with the Azzurri side.
“I don’t have a European passport yet. This is a very personal feeling, but I think that if in two or three years’ time I get my Italian passport, I have more chances of playing for Italy than I do for Argentina. You never know,” he continued.
“Maybe if I move to a bigger club I get a call up for Argentina. I see [Alejandro] Sabella is giving chances to a lot of players. It’s tough to get in, but the possibility is always there.”