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Carlos “Chapa” Retegui came out to support his son Marteo after his debut in the Euro Cup with Italy

Carlos “Chapa” Retegui came out to support his son Marteo after his debut in the Euro Cup with Italy
Carlos “Chapa” Retegui came out to support his son Marteo after his debut in the Euro Cup with Italy

The former Las Leonas coach and father of the Italian National Team forward defended his son after he said he felt Italian.

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Mateo Retegui confessed after the debut of the Italy national team in the Euro 2024 versus Albania. The forward emerged in Mouth which is currently in Genoa stated that felt Italian and that when I was in the European country it was perceived “like at home”.

Given the commotion of the declaration, Carlos “Chapa” Reteguihis father and former coach of Las Leonas and Leones, came out to bench him after criticism for having stated that he felt Italian: “Today he is the only Argentine who has the possibility of playing for a National Team that has four stars on its shirt.”

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Carlos Retegui came out in defense of his son Mateo, who received criticism after saying that he feels Italian and that he loves the Italian National Team.

Carlos Retegui came out in defense of his son Mateo, who received criticism after saying that he feels Italian and that he loves the Italian National Team.

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“For us it is a source of pride, that’s why we accompany you so that you can fully enjoy it,” Retegui remarked.

“Mateo loves the Italian team. The breaking point was when he called it a glory like Roberto Mancini. He prioritized playing for Italy. He is having a great year. Today being in the Euro is a goal achieved. We have to have our feet on the ground and think about Thursday’s game against Spain,” he added.

What Mateo Retegui said about Italy that sparked criticism in Argentina. “I feel Italian. Even though I have lived all my life in Argentina, when I come here I feel at home,” he acknowledged of the Italian-Argentine forward.

“When Roberto Mancini called me, I didn’t think about it. I immediately said yes. When they told me and I saw the list, I knew I would take the first plane,” Retegui had declared in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Source: Ambito

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