Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has expressed his delight at Franco Di Santo’s first international call-up.
Argentina boss Alejandro Sabella has taken notice of Di Santo’s displays, inviting him to join the squad for their up-coming ties.
Many managers wouldn’t relish one of their star men travelling for international duty, but Martinez is happy for his centre-forward:
“We always had a huge belief in Franco, we always saw his potential.” The Spaniard told SkySports.
“The chairman made a massive investment in him and since then his application and his desire to fulfil his potential has been very important.
“To get an Argentina cap is a huge achievement. We should never forget the players that he’s going to have in that squad. For us it’s a great feeling of pride. We’re all very, very proud of what Franco has achieved.
“It’s been a target of his and it’s an incredible journey he’s been on. He arrived here as a young man with great potential, now he’s a proper footballer, a top player.”
The Wigan boss also believes it is a huge tribute to the clubs’ recent progress:
“You look at the squad and you’ve got players from Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Wigan in that forward line, and that’s a real compliment for everybody at the football club but especially Franco.”