One of the emblems of Universidad de Chile, Matías Rodríguez, left the club and faces a new stage of his career in Defense and Justice.
Upon his departure, the full-back stated that he is clear about what he lacked to achieve in the Blues: “Winning at the Monumental Stadium. I would have liked to leave the club with that, it couldn’t happen, it’s football stuff. We even went to 2011 with one of the best teams and we didn’t win. Hopefully that streak is cut. “
Rodríguez also referred, in an interview with TNT Sports, upon his arrival to the current champion of the South American Cup: “It is a great challenge. I was looking for a change of air after two very difficult years. No club in Chile called me to go play. The president of Coquimbo Unido called me, but I already had everything closed. The interest of Sebastián Beccacece (DyJ’s coach) and the challenges facing the club allowed me to make the decision ”.
The player, who reached four national championships with the Blues, said that when he saw that “the date of the end of my contract was approaching and I did not see approaches for renewal, I felt that not everyone agreed that I should continue. Given that, I arranged my departure by mutual agreement. “
Rodríguez will play the Copa Libertadores with Defense and Justice, like the University of Chile, he will seek his second international title after winning the Sudamericana in 2011 under the command of coach Jorge Sampaoli.