Gaitán acknowledges his mistake of having signed for Atleti

The Argentine, who has just signed his return to the Portuguese league in the ranks of Braga, spoke about what his time at the rojiblanco club meant in his career.


Nico Gaitán returns to the Portuguese league, the place where he grew up as a footballer and where he found his best level in the ranks of Benfica. The Argentine, after stumbling with his football career after leaving Atlético de Madrid in 2018, will play for Braga next season. In an interview on Record, the forward acknowledged that signing for the rojblanco club "was not the best choice."

Gaitán went from Boca Juniors to Benfica, where he triumphed from 2010 to 2016. In that season his football reached other teams, who were interested in his signing. Finally, it was Atleti who paid 25 million euros for San Martín. Two seasons without pain or glory in Madrid. It was his decline. Then came Dalian Yifang, Chicago Fire and finally a short loan at Lille. He was never who he was again.

Now, two years later, he acknowledges his mistake. "Atlético de Madrid was not the best choice. Clearly, nothing went as expected," he said. He hardly had continuity or opportunities with Cholo Simeone.

For this reason, this summer, seeing himself without a team again, he dreamed of returning to Benfica, where he was really happy. "I always said, and I think the people of Braga are not going to be bothered by this, that I wanted to play for Benfica. But I also had to see the coach, the management structure that was in place, there is always a lot to evaluate. No It was possible to go to Benfica and when Braga appeared it was all very fast. They did want me here. And now I feel that I have to do a lot to help Braga, "he declared.

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