Angel Di Maria: "I'd like to go back to Rosario Central"

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Angel Di Maria: "I'd like to go back to Rosario Central"

Angel Di Maria, Juventus striker currently injured, spoke about his future, revealing what his dream is. He told: "I'd like to go back to Rosario Central. I know it's difficult. But it's as I always say: the dream of all those who play in Argentina is to come and do it in Europe, mine is to return one day to wear the jersey of the Rosario Central.

It's reality, I've always said it. If I get the chance, I'd love to." Di Maria grew up in Rosario Central before moving to Europe and playing for Benfica, Real Madrid, Manchester Utd, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus. At club level he has won 28 titles, including a Uefa Champions League (2013-2014) and a UEFA Super Cup (2014) with Real Madrid.

Called up for the national team for the first time in 2008, he made 123 appearances and 25 goals, winning a Copa América in 2021 and a CONMEBOL-UEFA European Cup in 2022. With the Under-20 national team he won a world championship in his category in 2007 , while with the Olympic selection he won an Olympic gold in 2008.

Left footed, he plays mainly as a right winger. He is a fast player with excellent dribbling, who can also act as a mezzala in a three-man midfield, as with Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid or with the Argentine national team in 2014, or as an attacking playmaker or attacking midfielder behind the strikers.

Beyond dribbling and the vastness of his passing repertoire, vertical runs with and without the ball are his strengths. He is very skilled in managing the ball thanks to his excellent technique and also helps the team in the consolidation of ball possession.

He often sacrifices himself in defensive recoveries, and once he gets the ball back he knows how to start again in transition with elegance. He is therefore, thanks to these unique characteristics, a skilled finisher and assist-man and is considered one of the best players on the world football scene.

On 8 July 2022, his arrival at Juventus on a free transfer is made official. On the following 15 August, in his debut match in Serie A, he wets his debut against Sassuolo (3-0) with a goal (that of the advantage) and an assist for team-mate Dušan Vlahović.