Juan Cruz Kaprof was introduced as a new player of the Quito University Sports League in a brief press conference in which he gave his impressions about the team, the challenges for the season and the illusion for the Copa Libertadores.
“I came to the League to return to be the important player that you listened to in River. Liga is an institution very similar to River, River is the largest in Argentina and in Ecuador the largest is Liga. Surely when the tournament starts, I will be able to demonstrate and thank everything they did for me ”, stated Kaprof, uniting his past with his present.
On the place he will occupy in Repetto’s scheme, on offense with Amarilla or Martínez Borja, he stated: “I was able to speak with Pablo yesterday, we had a talk and he told me what he wanted, the talk was very good. Also with my colleagues and leaders, grateful to everyone because since I arrived they have behaved in the best way.
He also confirmed which shirt number he will use in LigaPro 2021. “My favorite number was always 7 (Luis Amarilla already requested it after Édison Vega left it vacant for this 2021), but here They told me the 9 was free. It’s a very nice number so let’s use that”, He recounted.
On his arrival at the King of Cups he stated: “I only knew the (training) center from photos, I was very surprised, the courts, the first-rate facilities. Today Gabbarini accompanied me and showed me (the complex). I knew the stadium from photos, my representative was there yesterday (in the friendly with Independiente del Valle) and we commented on how beautiful it was, how good the field was. One is much more excited about this “
In addition, he told of his links with the white team. “We always talk with Keki (Ezequiel Piovi), he told me this last time that there was the possibility of something happening in the League. I was in Italy (in Calcio Lecco in Serie C) and I was a little anxious when he told me about it. And now I’m here in the league and the truth is that I’m very happy, “he confessed.
Kaprof, 25, also comes with a lot of experience in the youth teams of his country. “The truth is that in youth I had to be in Sub 15, Sub 17, Sub 18. We are close friends with Gio (Simeone), we share in the lower ranks of River and then I had the chance to play for the National Team with him. We were sparring for the Argentine team in the 2014 World Cup (Brazil). Argentina lost the Final but it was an unforgettable experience ”, he recalled.