It hasn’t been easy months for Mauro Zarate, a former acquaintance of Italian football who wore the shirts of Lazio, Inter and Fiorentina. After a complicated period following the farewell to Boca Juniors and the loss of stimulus with three teams changed in the space of a year, the Argentine has opted to return home to Platense. Los Calamares put their trust in the 35-year-old, who repaid the club with a super performance on his Primera Division debut by scoring against Godoy Cruz. But Zarate has certainly not forgotten what happened in the last period.
Zarate, goal and confession on retirement
In goal after 21 ‘from entering the field in Platense-Godoy Cruz, the class of ’87 broke a fast that had lasted since February. A Vicente Lopez Zarate kid seems to have found himself, after having even thought about hanging up his shoes. It was revealed by the former Inter Milan himself, who confessed to the Argentine media: “I had a great desire to play, but sometimes it also occurred to me to stop and enjoy my family. Football and family are everything to me, they are my life. But I can’t do anything else, so here I am. Today I am happy because I have made this commitment to the club and I will do my best to honor it“. Thanks to his goal, in the 81st minute from a penalty, Platense won 2-1 against Godoy:”Today we won a final, there are still 26 left for us“.
Zarate, the numbers of the Argentine in Italy
Now away from Serie A for five years, Zarate has trod the Italian fields for six seasons scoring over 30 goals. The debut in the Bel Paese came on 31 August 2008 with the jersey of Lazio, with the super start with the double scored against Cagliari. MZ10, with the Biancocelesti, was able to show everyone his talent, made up of superfine plays and a lot of imagination. But there was also no lack of discontent and bad choices, with the player knocked out by the Lotito club after lying about an illness to go on vacation to the Maldives. The adventure with the Biancocelesti, before the epilogue with a lot of cause resolved by the Arbitration Board, was the best experienced in Italy by the Argentine who then between Inter And Fiorentina it certainly did not shine in terms of numbers. In fact, only three goals have arrived with the Nerazzurri in 31 appearances, with Viola seven goals in 27 matches played.
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