Who is Matteo Retegui: his partner, his relationship with his sister and Spalletti's hope for the national team

Who is Matteo Retegui: his partner, his relationship with his sister and Spalletti's hope for the national team

“Nickname? They call me 'El Tigre', but I don't know… I prefer Matteo Retegui.” Low tone and complete secrecy. A sentence like that was enough for him to announce himself in the summer. And show what kind of man he really is. And also because it is perhaps more of a unique case than a rare one: in Italy, Retegui's name has become well-known […]

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“And nickname? they call me TigerBut I don't know… better Matteo Ritejoy“. in a low tone and complete secrecy. A sentence like that was enough for him to announce himself in the summer. And show what kind of man he really was. And also because it was perhaps more of a unique case than a rare one: in ItalyThe name Retegui became known because it was first called National (That was a year ago: March 2023, and he was still playing with Tigre Argentina), and then quietly, because he appeared at the club. In fact, it is emerging: in GenoaWhich he bought in the summer, has registered so far 6 goals in 22 matches. He missed some due to injury. Thursday, March 21st vs VenezuelaHe made one Double With the blue shirt. Maybe he became the only one Hopes Because of the coach's attack Luciano Spalletti.

With the national team, the feeling is very strong: 4 goals in 5 matches. lex ct Roberto Mancini He felt like it might be a hope. Spalletti confirmed this. Hence, fans see it as a real alternative to Siro is immobile Too faint (the coach himself said it a few days ago) to be reliable. and he? can fly. But he does not speak, he always remains Silent. With that water bottle Companion Always on hand to accompany him before and after training sessions and matches, whether in… CovercianoBoth in Genoa. The city that learns love.

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When he arrived in the summer, the fans went crazy: the presentation took place in one Piazza de Ferrari Closed to traffic, full of people, with… Smoke bombs H Korean. Retegui showed up with one scarf With his hands in the air to greet the city that welcomed him with very high expectations. It is not easy to manage. And also because Genoa paid for it 15 million euros From Tigre: An important person to someone Newly upgraded Who believed, and still believes, in the qualities of the player.

From that day, and from that crowd, Retegui got to work. And he never stopped. Pictures on social media? Only in the field. Pictures around the city? no one. He chose to live on the edge, to preserve everything he had Secrecy. He takes lessons ItalianTry to rebuild your personality Origins Curiously, they are actually Ligurian: his paternal great-grandfather was from Sestri Levante He immigrated to Argentina in the 1950s. Matteo, 24, has always loved playing sports: his family is famous for itField hockey (His father was also the coach of the Argentine national team.) He prefers soccer. His idols? Ken H Haaland. Lautaro? “Yes, very strong, but I still prefer others…” he said in one of his first interviews. Argentine and Italian blood, grit and determination.

But don't want to show he likes living there family: He asked his sister Michaela To follow him to Italy. She is also well known for hockey in Argentina and continues to practice it here as well. By the way, every goal Mateo scored is dedicated to Michaela. a Very strong bond, such as the one being built with the national team and Genoa. Feeling at home is not for everyone, but it is an advertisement that can open up an increasingly authentic Italy, in search of Talents He is no longer able to produce at home. But that, unfortunately, is all another subject.

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