Two games and two goals on his debut for a giant national team like Italy. His coach, Roberto Mancini, lightly praised: “It reminds me of the beginnings of Batistuta”. It is noted that the coach filled him with confidence, because Mateo Retegui, the Argentine who chose to play for the Azzurra, was full of goals. One against England at the Diego Maradona stadium in Naples. And another yesterday, with a header, in the 2-0 win against weak Malta for the second day of the Euro 2024 Qualifiers. The blond did his homework and started exchanging questions on his request for praise. At a breakneck pace, like his senior year.
The mere 8 minutes played at Boca in November 2018 (Guillermo Barros Schelotto was the DT) weren’t enough to earn a place in the club where he finished training as a professional after integrating field hockey teams with a surname of Olympic lineage (he is the son of Carlos “Chapa” Retegui, champion coach with Leonas and Lions) and with a past in other sports. After all, it was his first great difference even before the goals: his physical power.
As a boy he trained as an athlete and over the years has added technique on the field. He went through Estudiantes de La Plata when Gustavo Alfaro gave up on him and then through Talleres de Córdoba. In all he had some luck before the goal. Until he found his place in Tiger. The deal was a two-season loan deal, with an option to buy half of his token. And Mateo was discovered with goals from all sides: 23 goals scored in 42 games played in 2022 they put him in the orbit of several teams in Europe. Even from Boca, who spoke to him through Hugo Ibarra to try to play-off, aware that he would run behind Benedetto. So it was easy for all parties to decide: the best thing was to continue for another 6 months at the Victoria club and then make the leap to Europe. The clubs will be partners. And they will make millions.
At the beginning of 2023, the striker has already scored 6 goals for Tigre in the professional league. But his two shouts against Italy are worth more than all those he manages to do at home. Even at Boca they have received phone calls from Milan, Inter, Lazio, Rome and Naples in the last few hours. Udinese was the club that had already moved chips in 2022 to keep him. Conclusion? The price has skyrocketed. AND at Brandsen 805as well as confirming that your transfer is very advanced, which will leave you more than ten million dollarsThey will try to keep a percentage of a future sale for the attacker who will turn 24 in a month.
If it were to go well, it would be a turnover because the boy didn’t play or has no place, he quit, Boca were champions of all tournaments while he played for Tigre and now he would leave us a nice income,” he confided to Clarín someone of weight of weight the CD of the club La Ribera.
“We have guys in that position who are doing well. In the future it will be seen whether I hit him or not. It makes no sense to talk about the possibility or not of being in Argentina because we weren’t convinced of calling him up”, was Lionel Scaloni’s explanation for not mentioning him in the national team. Now, with his matches in Italy, he will no longer be able to wear the Albiceleste shirt for not having complied with the requirements set by FIFA to request the change of his federation as a player.
How influential was the fact that historian Francesco Totti represented you for a period from June 2020? The Retegui name quickly entered the Italian environment, from where it garnered the applause of Daniele De Rossi and Vieri. His performance has put him in a privileged position to join the Azzurra, which is looking to renew itself after being left out of the last two World Cups. Retegui already contributes his: goals.
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