On his return to River Camp as a striker for Newell’s, Nacho told how he experienced his departure in the middle of the pandemic.
Ignacio Scocco appeared at River Camp with the Newell’s shirt and in his handbag he carried two goals, which allowed the rosarino team to defeat Marcelo Gallardo’s team 2-1 in this Friday’s friendly. “It was something very nice. because I had not had the opportunity to chat and say goodbye to most of them. I had only done it by phone. So it was very good for me, “he commented.
After three brilliant years at River, where he won five titles, he scored 38 goals and was just three behind Lucas Alario as the top scorer of the Gallardo cycle, a Nacho he had to leave in the middle of the pandemic. And that included an unusual farewell, very different from what he would have wanted.
“I had some very beautiful sensations to see them again. I had to live three very beautiful years and to have gone that way, without being able to thank them or give them all a hug, it was hard. Difficult. So today I could do it,” said the 35-year-old forward in conversation with TNT Sports.
“We stayed for a while after training talking with all the boys and with him (Gallardo). The truth is that we remember things, talking a bit about today’s game, and the truth is that it was a nice talk with everyone,” said Scocco.
That way he was able to put, in actions, the end point to what was his great cycle in River, from where he left due to a personal decision.
“It was my decision, personal. Obviously I knew my contract was ending and my idea was after three years to go back to Newell’s. It was difficult for me because he caught me in the middle of the pandemic, “he said.
“I couldn’t say goodbye to the people on the court nor say goodbye to my teammates in the middle of a Copa Libertadores instance. It was a bit difficult for me, but it was a decision that I had been thinking about for a long time, “he explained. Nacho, already with his head fully on Newell’s, his place in the world.
“There is a nice working group. There are experienced players, many kids, many young people … A nice group was put together and we have to start showing what we want on the pitch,” was the description of the present that he has to live. in the Rosario club and where he hopes to continue making history.