Lucas Torreria has recovered flight in his assignment to Fiorentina in this 2021-22. On loan from Arsenal, like last season with Atlético, he is
Torreira: “I thought about leaving football”
Lucas Torreria has recovered flight in his assignment to Fiorentina in this 2021-22. On loan from Arsenal, like last season with Atlético, he is having on his return to Italy the minutes that he lacks in the Premier and that he lacked in the League. With 71% of the minutes played, his figure in midfield has increased to such an extent that ‘Fiore’ is going to execute the purchase option on him to keep him as property, for 15 million and four seasons, until 2026. Torreira is once again the footballer of Sampdoria, the one who signed Arsenal. That midfielder who hits the defense with the attack, who influences the game, with hierarchy. He does not forget his time with the rojiblanco team. On Chronoche di Spogliatoio he remembers.
“Cholo changed the history of Atlético. I didn’t play as much as I wanted to, but I always respected him. Thanks to him I won a championship, and It’s not easy to beat Barcelona and Real Madrid. I will always be grateful to him and to Atleti”.
Achievement of the title in Valladolid
“I missed playing with a full stadium, but seeing the fans outside the stands was great. A dream”.
“On the penultimate matchday we lost, Osasuna. In the 75th minute Budimir scored. It seemed that everything was over, we threw our hands in our heads. I thought all was lost. Madrid pressured us and I was used to that rhythm. But sometimes football is difficult to express in words, that day we came back with Lodi and Suárez in ten minutes and we won…”.
loss of his mother
“My mother passed away last March, after battling Covid in intensive care. She left when I was 25 years old. I was in Spain, in Madrid, and I immediately returned to Uruguay. It was a nightmare, I didn’t want to go back. to Europe. She wanted to leave everything, even football, and return to Fray Bentos. My mother was everything to me, to my brothers and to my father. I continue for them, but above all for her, she was happy when she saw me in the field. I remember it well
‘Lucas, you can’t give up’, they repeated to me. So I strengthened myself and returned to Madrid. I was afraid of being alone, and for the first few weeks one of my brothers came with me. I had the strength to continue, I wanted to leave him, I wanted to be with my father that after 40 years he had lost his partner. I wanted to keep the family together, the same family that got me out of bed