Tecatito: “I was anxious, I had been waiting for this moment for more than a year”

ANDhe Crown Tecatito He was part of Sevilla’s training session prior to the Seville derby of the Copa del Rey. Julen Lopetegui will take the Mexican in the call. The player has been frantic for a few hours, after playing his last 45 minutes with Porto on Wednesday night and having traveled the next day to the Andalusian capital, before formalizing his new contract (2025) with the Andalusian club. A story that had been brewing for a year and a half, but that did not see the light of day until January 2022. “We were anxious. We had been waiting for this moment for more than a year. I’m very happy, I already needed a change of scenery”, he explained in the car that was taking him from the airport to Sanchez-Pizjuan.

There he was received by a colleague who had already shared a dressing room with him in Portugal, as Oliver Torres. “He was my roommate”, revealed the 21 of Seville. The Extremaduran guided the tecatito through the entrails of the Nervionense Coliseum, from the trophy room to the locker room. Approaching the six Europa League that preside over the end of the walk through the history of Sevilla, Óliver punctured his friend: “You still don’t have any? This year the final is played here”. “There is a very good vibe in this dressing room, you have chosen well for you and your family,” added Óliver.

Jumping onto the field of play, Corona was awaited by the vice president, Jose Maria del Nido Carrasco, Y Monchi, who had already met him at the airport. Through the stadium markers, he received messages of greeting and affection from the three Mexicans who wore the Sevilla shirt (Torrado, Layun and Chicharito), in addition to Iker Casillas, also his partner in Porto. “You’ve signed up at a good time,” the vice president released when asked about the derby. “Very prepared. They have told me about this derby and I am excited to start working now”, answered Tecatito. “You still don’t know what it is,” he added. Monchi with a smile. Corona, with the 9 behind him, is already a reality in Nervión.

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