TNT Sports spoke exclusively with Gustavo Zapata . The former River midfielder expressed his feelings for the club where he debuted as a professional and said: “I never left River I will always be part of it. I continue going to the field, I celebrate the triumphs, I feel very identified with the institution because I did all the inferior ones, I was 14 years ”.
He also praised the current status of the Gallardo team: “The virtue of Marcelo is very marked, it is not easy to stay in River for so long and at that level, it is striking". And he added: "It is to stand out, win so many titles, so important, rearm a team when players leave, there is no doubt about its capacity."
He also referred to his departure from the technical direction of the Reserve. "Six months after Gallardo arrived, I had six more months of contract but the technical secretariat headed by Enzo (Francescoli) decided a change and that my period had ended. They left six months before the end of my contract. I would like to return to work in River. I am an eternal grateful to River "he assured.
The "Chapa" had two steps through River played 148 games and converted three goals with the millionaire's shirt, won three local titles and his performance earned him being part of the Argentina National Team that conquered the Americas Cups of 1991 and 1993