TO Fausto Grillo It only took one season for him to fall in love with O’Higgins and to leave a mark on the Rancagüinos fans. The Argentine defender was one of the references of the 2022 campaign and now, as a figure from the Catholic University of Quito, he chatted with As about his present and also about how his time in Chile marked him.
“The affection of the people of Rancagua is special. They continue to write to me on social media even though it’s been a year and they constantly send me words of encouragement. It just so happened that I have played with light blue shirts in the two clubs where I went later and they tell me that the color follows me. Outside of football they also made me and my wife feel very comfortable and that speaks well of the people there. I was very fond of it, I got very involved with the club,” she confesses.
“What is generated is a family institution. The Celeste Monastery is exceptional, the fan can go and that back-and-forth is generated with them,” he complements.
– Was it true that after that campaign with O’Higgins you were able to go to the U?
– It was rumored because Mariano Soso (DT in O’Higgins) was being talked about and there was a poll that came to nothing. I hoped to renew with O’Higgins, but it didn’t happen for one thing or another. Hopefully tomorrow there will be a reunion with the people.
– Would you have liked it?
Yes, it is a big team in Chile and I had teammates who played there like Nico Oroz, who has spoken very well to me about the club. You always want to play for the biggest teams.
-And now it is a goal to return to a Chilean great?
– Playing in a big club in Chile would be very nice, because I see how the people cheer. It happens with the U, also with Colo Colo. I played against them on the last date when they were champions and the stadium was exploding. They are nice sensations. I hope the U returns to the Nacional, I was not lucky enough to play against them there and it would be good for them to return because the support of the people would be felt.
– Is there a chance of a return to O’Higgins?
-I would love to return, I hope one day it happens. At the moment I am very good here, I play all the games, we have already qualified for Sudamericana and we could still get into the Libertadores in the two remaining dates.