Federico Girotti began to grow in the consideration of Marcelo gallardo, especially in the second half of 2021. Now without Lucas Pratto on the squad, it is positioned as one of the main alternatives in the attack of River. In this sense, he praised Marcelo Gallardo and said that he convinced him to stay despite having an offer from Torino (Italy).
This is how the 21-year-old striker emerged from the lower divisions of the “Millionaire”. “2020 started very strange. It seemed like I was leaving the club. An offer from the Torino late market. They offered 4 million euros for 100% of my pass, “he commented.
“I had a chat with Gallardo. He invited me to stay and be part of the project. I had to make my debut in March, in the Copa Libertadores, although we lost. And then came the pandemic and training at home, “he continued Girotti in an interview with the newspaper As.
In this sense, he did not hesitate to praise Gallardo. “He is the head of the group. Knows how to enter each player. You know the potential and the weaknesses of each one. It takes you to the limit to perfect all aspects. Mention must also be made of his coaching staff, who share the same project. He is the best coach in South America by far. There is no one approaching him. And one of the Top-5 in the world. Take each player to his best version and play as he wants. The idea is always to attack, and in the six years that he has been here he and the team always stayed up, “he explained.
“He is something special. When he sees you in a low mood, he talks to you, gets on top of you, marks your mistakes, explains you. He is a technician who is very present in the day to day. He has everything under control. stand out, because whenever players go abroad, new ones appear. He is in charge of polishing those who come from behind months before so that, when they have to perform, they are already prepared, “said the attacker.
Further, Girotti He spoke of his future. “I don’t set deadlines. First I want to enjoy here. Play more regularly to learn more concepts and, when I am really prepared, with an important base, leave. I would love to try, but when I am the most complete player possible so as not to suffer that change so drastic there is between South America and Europe, “he argued.
“I hope many joys will come. I want to settle a little more in River, play more regularly. I think that will come little by little. I don’t have to despair. And if we manage to settle down, capable, at the end of the year or at the beginning of next year, trying in Europe would be great “, he completed Girotti in relation to a possible departure.