Emilio Izaguirre: ‘In Marathon the goal is to win the championship’

San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

After his arrival at Marathón, the international and Honduran World Cup Emilio Izaguirre, 34, was interviewed this Saturday by the cOfficial anal of the sampedrano team in social networks, in which the full-back referred to the current situation that lives in the club facing the Closing 2021.

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“Thankful to God. Happy. It’s a new opportunity. I asked him for a new and better opportunity. The group has received me well,” says the footballer, who comes from Motagua, the club where he began his career.

There from 2019, Izaguirre played 41 games, until, for sporting reasons, as the player himself has clarified, the coach Diego Vazquez decided not to extend the link of ‘Milo’ with the cast ‘Azul’.

Hector Vargas, a strategist from Marathón, approved the negotiations by the former Celtic Scottish. Izaguirre joined this week as reinforcement ‘Esmeralda’ and has already trained with the sampedrano club staff.

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In reference to the relationship with his teammates, he said: “I have already played with several: Crisanto, Garrido, Costly. We have shared. Hopefully Costly can stay in the team.” The Honduran is the Central American who won the most titles in Europe, at 14, during his stay in Scotland, where Celtic lifted almost every title they played in local competitions.

Izaguirre, when asked about his objectives for the season with the ‘Verde’ team, replied: “I am a player with a winning mentality. I always want to win. I will support the young people and the team as much as I can, as just another worker” .

He added: “The mentality of the team must be to win the championship. We will go step by step until we try to achieve the goal.” Marathón has been a protagonist in the last tournaments in defining phases of the National League, despite the economic attacks that the club went through after the succession in the club’s presidency.

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He also referred to his role at the club and the position he could occupy on the court: “I have not discussed that with Prof Vargas. It is a mistake to say in what position you want to play. He will decide where I can serve him more.”

Although he referred to the position he prefers to play in the last years of his career: “I think I can help him as a containment, left winger or winger. However, my desire is to play as a mixed midfielder.

Izaguirre recalled that the prevailing heat in the north will not affect him, as he has played numerous matches defending the shirt of the National Team. “I have lived football here. The same passion and the same warmth as when I played with the National Team,” he added.

Marathón has confirmed the registration of Argentine striker Kevin Hoyos, Wilmer Crisanto and Emilio Izaguirre for the Clausura 2021. In addition, mention is made of the possible inclusion of retired Carlo Costly, 38, absent in the last championship, and Mario Berríos, 38, the distinguished club captain for several years until his retirement in 2017.


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