England club Walsall decided to keep Etheridge, effectively making him unavailable for the Azkals lineup for two friendlies in October, which according to the PFF will likely be their Suzuki Cup roster.
The 26 year-old goalkeeper expressed his disappointment on once again having to skip the chance to play for the Azkals in the Suzuki Cup.
“It’s frustrating that the Suzuki Cup doesn’t fall within international dates, but for the past years now I guess I have been used to not being involved.”
“It’s disappointing for me on a personal level because the experiences that I gained from that cup competition when I was younger were second to none, the atmosphere, the intensity and the teams pulling together to gain victory.”
“The competition being played on home soil of course is even more frustrating but there’s nothing I can do about the games being held outside international dates so I try not to think about the situation.”