In an interview with FIFA.com, Sergio ROMERO spoke about the Copa America match against Uruguay, the upcoming World Cup Qualifying matches and more.
About the match at the 2011 Copa America against Uruguay which went to penalty kicks, here's what ROMERO had to say:
"I was really annoyed because I’d studied all their penalty takers. In fact, apart from [Diego] FORLAN and [Andres] SCOTTI, I went the right way for every kick. That stayed with me. It’s in the past now and it was very painful, but this is a World Cup qualifier and it’s something very different."
About being Argentina's number 1 goalkeepers:
"It’s said that goalkeepers only mature once they reach 28, but personally I’m very happy because for both club and country the coaches have put their trust in me. My task is very clear: to give peace of mind to the defence and to keep things tight at the back, because we know we could score at any moment with the giants of the game we’ve got up front."
About the team:
"We’re relaxed because we’ve had some very good results and you can feel that. There’s a sense of calm and confidence as soon as we step on to the pitch."
Concerning the World Cup Qualifying matches:
"Uruguay have a great team. You can see why they had a fantastic World Cup and won the Copa America, but I don’t think the differences are that big between South American sides now. We face Chile afterwards and we’ll have to be very careful. Two matches ago we beat Paraguay convincingly and everyone thought we would easily win in Peru. But just three minutes in we conceded a penalty and the whole stadium was against us."
About which is more difficult, being a father of two girls or facing Uruguay:
"I’m not concerned about the girls’ upbringing because they have a wonderful mother who has managed by herself all this time. It’ll be much harder in goal than raising them. But let there be no doubt, I’m going to do everything possible to make sure we keep a clean sheet, to help us win and continue our path towards qualification. We want all six points, we’re Argentina and we have to show that and win every game."