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Curious confession from Mateo Retegui after debuting in the Euro Cup: “I feel Italian, I feel at home here”

Curious confession from Mateo Retegui after debuting in the Euro Cup: “I feel Italian, I feel at home here”
Curious confession from Mateo Retegui after debuting in the Euro Cup: “I feel Italian, I feel at home here”

The Genoa striker added a handful of minutes during Italy’s 2-1 victory over Albania in Germany. Until yesterday he had only participated in friendlies, Qualifiers and Nations League.

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Mateo Reteguiwho is having a great moment in the italian soccer with Genoa and seems to be reaching the peak of his career, he made his official debut in the Euro 2024 which is disputed in Germany in the triumph of Italy 2-1 before Albania for the match corresponding to Group B.

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Once the victory was consummated for the selection of Luciano Spalletti which gives him peace of mind thinking about the round of 16 of the competition, the striker spoke with the Italian media La Gazzetta Dello Sportwhere he revealed some infidelities about his adaptation to Italy and confessed that despite having been born and lived his entire life in Argentina, he feels like just another Italian.

“I feel Italian. Even though I have lived all my life in Argentina, when I come here I feel at home. “My grandfather, my grandmother, they all live in Argentina and I come back because they are older and I want to go visit”said the former Boca and Tigre forward, which generated a great impact, mainly on social networks.

Mateo Retegui, armored by Italy

Furthermore, when asked about what a call from the Argentine National Team and Lionel Scaloni would have meant, Mateo Retegui He did not hesitate to respond: “I can’t say because he hasn’t called me. Roberto called me and I didn’t think about it. I immediately said yes. When they told me and I saw the list, I said I would get on the first plane that left.”

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Mateo Retegui, a great presence in Italian football with Genoa, came on for Gianluca Scamacca 37 minutes into the second half against Albania, with the score 2-1 in favor of Italy, which presented itself with a victory at Euro 2024.

Mateo Retegui, a great presence in Italian football with Genoa, came on for Gianluca Scamacca 37 minutes into the second half against Albania, with the score 2-1 in favor of Italy, which presented itself with a victory at Euro 2024.

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Notably Mateo Reteguitoday in Genoais protected by the Selection of Italy from March 2023 and will no longer be able to wear the colors of Argentina. A totally different situation from that of some Europibes. And the regulations indicate that those under 21 years of age must play three games or less with a national team in order to change and represent another country.

“I can’t say what I would have done if Lionel Scaloni called me because he didn’t call me. Roberto Mancini called me and I didn’t think about it, I said yes,” he said.

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