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Salomón Rondón: “We deserve this tournament”

"The King" assured that the team worked hard to lift the Concachampions trophy

What Salomón Rondón has done since his arrival at Pachuca of Mexico can be translated in several ways and the easiest would be love for soccer. He left River Plate in Argentina through the back door, but in Los Tuzos he found his safe place. 

In this campaign, the Venezuelan had one of the best of his career at the age of 34. “El Rey” quickly became the fans' favorite. This Saturday he was chanted in the stadium after scoring a double that gave Pachuca the title of the Concachampions.

In this meeting the Vinotinto He emulated Juan Arango who in 2002 also lifted the Concafaf trophy, with the same Mexican team. 

In addition to that, Rondón (like Arango) became the competition's top scorer, adding 9 goals scored for his team. Regarding this, the Venezuelan gave his impressions after the meeting to the media. 

“I feel very happy, obviously I am going to where I was born, to Catia, where I got to play on a dirt field and today I am champion of the Concachampions, I am very happy,” he expressed. 

Salo also gave words to the Tuzos: “Credit also goes to the entire team who have worked hard since the beginning of the tournament,” he said. 

About what it was like for the team to reach and win the final on Vinotinto He indicated: "The word is Resilience, we suffered a blow during the LigaMX, but we are aware that we did not have to give up. We are aware that we are intense and today we deserve this tournament."

Read also: Salomón Rondón consecrates himself in Concachampions

Finally, the player who is preparing to face the 2024 Copa América with the national team assured: “I had gone through very difficult times and today football gives me revenge.”

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