Almost two weeks after being made official as a brand new reinforcement, Marcelo Díaz had his long-awaited debut with the Libertad de Paraguay jersey. It was in the 4-3 victory against Junior de Barranquilla, for the first leg of the round of 16 of the South American Cup.
The Chilean midfielder started and the match marked his return to the fields after an injury suffered in his last stint at Racing de Avellaneda. For this reason, after the duel, the former selected published an emotional letter on social networks.
I have come back to live! ⚽️🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/H3lyN5yGBO
– Marcelo Diaz (@ CHELODIAZ_21) July 15, 2021
“People who know me know it: life taught me that there is no other than getting up a thousand times”, wrote Chelo and recalled that “It has been exactly 8 months and 13 days since I played my last official match. They were very difficult months, full of uncertainty, complicated situations and tears of frustration.”
“I warmly thank all those people who were with me during this time. Especially, to my friends from Bernal (Argentina), who never let go of my hand. To the people of @clublibertadpy, for the opportunity. And also to all you, who through this medium gave me enormous affection, “he added.
In addition, he added: “I dedicate all this effort to my beautiful children who, even being far away, fill me with strength to continue trying to grow every day. I love them, my loves. I have returned to the courts, I have felt like a soccer player again, I enjoyed a pass to my partner again, I have returned to what I am so passionate about. Simply: I have lived again. “