The former Colo-Colo midfielder was recovering from an injury that kept him off the field for 11 months and although he was available, he was left out by Fernando Gago.
After the first two dates of the South American qualifiers were played, the local competitions of almost all countries were reactivated. This is how it happened last Saturday, September 16th, Racing de Avellaneda Visited San Lorenzo de Almagro at the Nuevo Gasómetro to play the fourth appointment of the First Division of Argentina.
The duel ended in a draw 1-1 again with goals from Rafael Pérez and Leonardo Sigali did not have the presence of Emiliano Vecchio in the visiting team. The 34-year-old midfielder has overcome the cruciate ligament tear he suffered last year and although he is already working with his teammates, he has not been taken into account by his coach. Fernando Gago.
As it became known a few days ago, the reason for this decision was the current physical condition of the former Colo-Colo player. And the Rosario would have become overweight again which is why the former Boca Juniors and Real Madrid footballer decided not to use it.
Nevertheless, his name is causing a stir at the Presidente Perón Stadium, which is why “Pintita” has broached the subject again and given him a powerful ultimatum so that he can make his long-awaited return. “If Emiliano (Vecchio) wants to play and fight for a position, he has to be in optimal condition. He is very lacking in physical condition. There are rules that my football players have to adhere to. He’s out of shape. he commented at a press conference.
An old problem
It is not the first time that the Rosario Central trained coach has suffered from the same problem. It should be noted that during his time in Chile he was nicknamed “Fat Man” due to his notorious obesity. In fact, this situation marked his stay in the Cacique, which is why he underwent intensive work to lose a few kilos, something he apparently has to repeat in his home country.
Regarding his time in Racing de Avellaneda a club he joined in 2022, Emiliano Vecchio managed to dispute 14 official games mark three goals And deliver four assists. No doubt he wants to keep increasing those numbers, but unfortunately he won’t be able to do that until he makes a drastic physical change.