Argentine midfielder Andrés D’Alessandro, who currently plays for Nacional, said on Wednesday that he looks “much closer” to retiring at Inter, since he feels closer to Porto Alegre than to Buenos Aires.
“My contract ends in December, for now I only have wishes and the idea of being able to play for six months, not much longer. Let’s see who welcomes me with open arms,” said D’Alessandro, who at 40 keeps two clubs in his heart: River and Inter de Porto Alegre.
“River placed me in the world of football, it gave me the opportunity, it opened the doors for me, and I spent thirteen years at Inter. So from recent history it seems to me that I am much closer to Inter. My wish is closer to Porto Alegre than to Argentina“he commented.
The creative midfielder, who spoke about the importance of football in his life and how people are not aware that “it gives you a lot, but it also takes a lot out of you,” acknowledged feeling very good in Montevideo and aspiring to be champion with Nacional, since currently only three points separate the tricolor of Peñarol in the accumulated Annual Table.
D’Alessandro also gave his opinion on the current situation of River Plate, which can be proclaimed the winner in Argentina this week, and praised its coach, Marcelo Gallardo. “It was what he lacked, it’s incredible. We accompany him day by day. I always see the championship, “said D’Alessandro, who added that” the day to day with Marcelo is intense. “
Arrived in Uruguay in February 2021, D’Alessandro missed the first months of competition – still corresponding to the 2020 tournament – and joined the Uruguayan Championship for the current year. The Nacional shirt is the seventh shirt of his career after defending Argentina’s River Plate and San Lorenzo, German Wolfsburg, Spanish Zaragoza, English Portsmouth and Internacional. Olympic champion in Athens 2004 with the team commanded by Marcelo Bielsa and winner of the 2001 Under-20 World Cup, the footballer adds an extensive list of honors in which three editions of the Argentine Clausura stand out, one of the South American Cup, another of the Libertadores and two versions of the Recopa.