The Argentine Ignacio Fernández became one of the most loved and important players of River Plate, as it has the record of being the third with the most games in the Marcelo Gallardo era (186 games).
Nacho Fernández signed a contract with the Brazilian club until 2023, and although at the time his departure hurt him a lot, his wish has always been to play at the Monumental again, and that wish will be fulfilled but now as a rival of the Millionaire.
Nacho’s happiness to return to play in the new Monumental is something that makes him very happy because he has great affection and gratitude to the club, so he stated in a press conference prior to next Wednesday’s game: “It will be very special to return to the Monumental. I experienced many good things and some bad things. I have many friends, and I will always be grateful to the club for everything it has given me. But I also know that today I owe myself to Mineiro and I have to do our best to pass the phase. We will try to correct the mistakes we had against Boca to pass the phase “, declared.
Nacho Fernández wore the red band for five years, scoring a total of 31 goals and winning seven titles: three Argentine Cups, one Argentine Super Cup, one Libertadores Cup and two South American Recopa. He also scored a total of 31 goals in his 186 games.
Nacho Fernández also spoke about how difficult it will be to face his former teammates: “It will be a very open series, because River always proposes to look for the result and leaves spaces. We have to be smart to take advantage of River’s spaces, and be precise in the last meters to be able to hurt them. They are not going to let us breathe, and there we have to be very attentive and very intelligent. I don’t know if there will be many goals, but they will go out to look for the result. We know that Montiel’s withdrawal is very important because he is a National Team player, but we have to be very attentive so that they do not surprise us “. culminated.
Surely the fans await his return to the Monumental with great joy and a victory for River will be very special, in addition to the fact that the club needs it due to the bad moment that it is currently experiencing.