The Argentine winger Alejandro Papu Gómez has stated this Thursday, in his presentation as a Sevilla player, that “when you arrive at a club of this magnitude, the normal thing that they demand of you” and that is why he takes his first experience in Spain as “an adventure “which has him” excited. “
Papu Gómez pointed out, in statements provided by the club, that after speaking “with many boys who have played here and lived”, it “came natural” for him to say in a recent interview that his favorite Spanish club was Sevilla and it seems “incredible that today, after ten months, be here. “
The attacker from Buenos Aires highlighted the “very beautiful history of this club, with many Argentines who have passed,” among which he highlighted the recently deceased Maradona, who “played here and for the Argentines it is a pride to be able to wear a shirt that Diego also wore” .
Papu Gómez wanted to make it clear that he had “had proposals to leave Atalanta for Arab teams” that he rejected because he tried “to always prioritize the footballing part”, especially because his career is going through “a stage of maturity” that required “to continue playing at a level competitive and being in the national team “.
The Argentine footballer explained that the Seville club has been “present time” in his life, since his “uncle, Hugo Villaverde, played with (former Sevilla player Daniel Ricardo) Bertoni in Independiente and was a coach with a past at Sánchez-Pizjuán, his compatriot Diego Simeone, “very important because his experience” served him as a “great help” when he directed it “with 20 or 21 years in San Lorenzo”.
“He always told me how I would have to play when he came to Europe and we discussed it, but in the end they bought me in Italy to play the way I played with him in San Lorenzo. Then Simeone arrives at Catania and makes me grow even more. . All his coaching staff are people I admire and who made me grow, “he explained.
Papu Gómez considers the comparison with his compatriot Éver Banega “a compliment and a beautiful responsibility”, who played for Sevilla until last August and for whom he feels “great admiration” since they played “together in the U-20 World Cup in Canada, is a phenomenon” with which he shares the will to “leadership” since both they “love to catch the ball and try to decide to decide the pass in important situations.”
Gómez does not believe that the fact that he is about to turn 33 is a problem because “the footballer’s career took a long time”, since “any player who today proposes it, if he takes care, can play until the 38 or 39 “and he, in addition, is moved” by the ambition to play every three days in important competitions. “
The new Sevilla footballer has defined himself as someone “transparent, the happy and positive person that everyone can see on social networks”, although it is “obvious that you cannot always be like that”, although he tries to show himself as he is, “no double side”.
Papu Gómez has popularized a video that he choreographed “with some ‘youtubers’ from Italy to help an academy for disabled boys: at first it was for testing, but it ended up being something great that exploded and appeared all over the world” to the point that they have won “a gold record and a platinum record,” he said.