Manchester United striker, Edinson Cavani, has expressed his disappointment at the club’s decision to bar him from representing Uruguay during the international break.
The 34-year-old was one of 50 Premier League players affected by the league’s decision not to allow players to go to nations on the UK’s COVID-19 travel blocklist.
Cavani has since confessed that he is dissatisfied with the decision but that he respects it.
“Decisions taken in the organization of particular events and leagues are disclosed to us, and either of the two decisions is bad to us.
“With the national team, we don’t get rich. We have a responsibility to ourselves as well as a moral obligation to defend our country.
Cavani told AUFTV via El Observador, which Sport Witness translated, that “we gain wealth by wearing the national team’s jersey.”
This comes from United’s decision to remove him from the number 7 shirt and transfer it over to Cristiano Ronaldo, who has returned to the club.
Cavani will now wear the number 21 for the rest of the season as he does for Uruguay.