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Torreira reveals his intention of going back to South America

Thu 01 April 2021 | 20:05

Current Atletico Madrid player says that he doesn't want to play in Europe anymore.

Lucas Torreira

who lost his mother only recently has made his intention clear of joining

Boca Juniors

to be close to his father. Torreira is currently a player of

Atletico Madrid

as he is spending a season-loan in Spain from

Arsenal

.

Now the Uruguayan player says that he wants to go to South America to be able to be close to his father.

Torreira said:

“I am trying to understand the situation. It is difficult to come to terms with it but as time passes, we will come to live with this pain.

“My mother was 53 years old and died from Covid. There was an outbreak in Fray Bentos (Torreira's hometown in Uruguay) and she spent 11 days fighting but on Monday morning I received the worst news.

“I asked Atletico for some time off. Cholo (manager Diego Simeone) understood everything and they gave me a week, but I asked to stay for a little longer. On Sunday I will probably return. I have to do my duty and life must continue. Atletico have been very good to me and it’s important.

“It’s not a violent emotion, a crazy decision because of my mother. I have always said that I want to play for Boca. I’m dying to play for Boca and I will always say it. The night my mother died, one of the first to hear the news was my agent. I don’t want to play in Europe anymore, I want to play for Boca.”


source: SportMob