In an interview with the Argentine “ESPN”, Torreira gave an emotional testimony. He is in Uruguay, to assist the family after the death of his mother, Viviana Di Pascua, 53, after complications caused by the coronavirus. The Uruguayan revealed that he thought about changing his career as soon as he received the news of his mother’s death.
– It is not a decision influenced by my mother. I always said I wanted to play for Boca. I am dying to play for Boca and I will always say that. Not just for my moment. If not now, in June, or after. I die through Boca.
“The night my mother passed away, it was about 4 am, and one of the first to receive the news was my representative. I immediately told him this: “I don’t want to play in Europe anymore. I want to go to Boca ”, revealed Torreira.
Lucas Torreira, with the Boca Juniors shirt, at a barbecue at his house last Christmas – Photo: Reproduction / Instagram
It is not difficult to find pictures of Torreira with the Boca Juniors shirt on the social media of the steering wheel. He said he was not contacted by the Argentine club, but said he was sending messages to Juan Román Riquelme, the idol and current vice president of the club.
Torreira thanked Atletico Madrid and coach Diego Simeone for the treatment given him in the face of personal tragedy. The Uruguayan admitted that he has not been in a good phase for some time. And he believes that a move to the Argentine giant may be a good thing.
– I haven’t had a good time on the personal side for two years, without continuity. It hurt me to leave Arsenal, and at Atlético I don’t play as I want. My spirit lives from the game, and that’s it – he said.
Torreira was revealed by Montevideo Wanderers and soon went to Pescara, from Italy. In 2016, he arrived at Sampdoria, where he stood out. He arrived at Arsenal after the Russian Cup and made 89 games and four goals for the London team. He has been loaned to Atletico Madrid since the beginning of the current season. He has a goal in 22 games for Colchonero.
Lucas Torreira, in action for Atlético de Madrid – Photo: David S. Bustamante / Getty Images
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