Pastore: “I’d like to close my career in Argentina. I have to thank Fonseca for the trust”.


Roma midfieler Javier Pastore appeared today on Radio Sucesos and discussed a variety of topics including his unlucky set of injuries since joining Giallorossi as well as his new lease on life on the pitch since the arrival of Paulo Fonseca in the summer.

“In the future, I have a huge desire to return to Talleres to close my career. Certainly I’d like to return to Argentina at the right time, but if I were to return to Talleres, I would go there to fight for a place and not be handed something just because of what I’ve done in Europe,” said the ex-PSG man.

“My wife is Italian so you can imagine her reaction every time I tell her I’d like to return to Córdoba – but we’ve been there a few times and she likes the city. However, we have to think about our children and their surroundings plus their schooling. Nonetheless, I’ve had this desire for some time.”

“My injuries? The last two years haven’t been good. Thankfully, though, I’ve found a group who are willing to help me get out of this injury rut that has been hampering me for a long time. I spoke with Fonseca’s staff immediately after they arrived and I explained my situation to them. I needed their help. Finally, after such a long time, I have been able to play two matches in three days – so I thank the staff for their help and Fonseca for the trust.”

He continued, “My arrival at Roma? I didn’t feel important anymore at PSG. I decided to join Roma to have the feeling of still being an important player and competing for every single match”.

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