ESPN.com May 31, 2023, 10:27 AM ETRead: 3 min.
caste of enzo fernandez He’s had a whirlwind journey: he made his River Plate debut in 2019, was on loan at Defensa y Justicia, returned to River, moved to Benfica and from there he moved to Chelsea In one record transfer. All this, with only 22 years. as short as, He excelled in his debut tournament with the Argentina national team to become the champion of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.,
After the end of the Premier League, the midfielder offered an exclusive interview to game Center Of espnIn which he clearly stated one of his career objectives: “I dream that at some point in my life I return to the river, Don’t know when and at what moment, fate will come to know this. but back Nothing compares to wearing a river shirt,
Fernandez explained how he stays connected to the England millionaire: “I follow Rivera day-to-day and I watch the games, except when he plays very late because I respect the rest. He Playing very well and the group looks very confident. Both me and all the River fans enjoyed it.”
From his second stint at River, which served as a launching pad to Europe, Fernandez highlighted the importance of Enzo Perez to his development: “Enzo is a star on and off the pitch. When I am at River He helped me a lot when I returned. After going through Defensa y Justicia, he is a great guy. As a player, we all know what he means and what he represents for River. He is very good He’s doing it and he deserves it. He’s very intelligent, he always goes for more, he’s strong and he doesn’t settle for anything. That’s what I left for him.”
During his time at Benfica, Fernandez shared a squad with Nicolas Otamendi, a River fan and one of the desired reinforcements for the Martin Demichelis-led team. ,With Nico we always talk about the river and sometimes we’d watch sports together when we’d share a barbecue, but I have never gone into his privacy or asked him what he is going to do with his career, especially if he wants to play for Rivers or not, and of his life, because he has a family that is very important to him. Nico asked me how the day to day was at River’s and what the club was like inside. Whatever he decides from June is going to be fine, he’ll know what his heart desires,” Enzo said.
The Argentine midfielder has made 18 Premier League appearances since joining Chelsea, all as a starter. Adaptation had to be swift in an underperforming team. The change in style between English and Portuguese football was complicated for Enzo: “It’s a very physical league, with a lot of forward and straight forward play. There’s almost no ball possession in midfield. People want to play it a certain way.” experience from.” Very special, in that it is similar to Argentina. The first games were physically difficult for me because I come from a different league like Portuguese, where more is played and it is not so physical. I was correcting mistakes, talking with my teammates and the various coaching staff with the aim of continuing to improve and develop weak points”.