The defender spoke after closing his arrival at Barracas Central and revealed a funny anecdote with the Doll.
Tomás Lecanda will continue his career in Barracas Central to find minutes and finish establishing himself in First. The defender will leave River to find filming and then come back with more experience to get a spot on the team. In an interview, the defender spoke about this step in his career, revealed his motivations and recalled a funny anecdote with Marcelo Gallardo from his time at the Millionaire.
The central marker, who will turn 20 on January 29, signed his contract renewal with the Biggest in December until the end of 2025 and his next objective is to add games. Since he debuted, he hardly played 136 minutes with the Millionaire shirt divided into three games.
“I spoke to Gallardo first and we came to the conclusion that the best thing was to add minutes in Barracas. I am happy with this challenge. I was on vacation and a call came from the coaching staff. I took it very positiveor, De Paoli spoke to me and said very good things to me, “Lecanda said in TyC Sports about the decision to leave the club on loan for a year to the brand new Professional League team.
“In River, the club I love, I had to make my debut and I learned a lot. This is important to grow as a player and as a person. This is a formative stage to continue growing and to show that I am for whatever next year is, “he said about his desire to grow to return to Núñez in the future.
The defender remembered his debut in the historic match against Santa Fe where Enzo Pérez saved and Julián Álvarez played a great game. “An important game for Julián that showed that he had to be up to the task and he did it. I remember the shorts that he gave me for my brother, it is a phenomenon,” he said when recalling that feat.
In addition, the juvenile revealed a funny anecdote with Gallardo. When he returned from the 2019 U-17 South American Championship after being champion, he dyed his hair to fulfill a promise with his teammates. However, the Doll saw him and sent him to change his look. “What they stressed to me is fine, I had to peel after two weeks. It was my first title, I was re happy and I went to the hairdresser as soon as I arrived. But at the club they told me that that was not the image and that it was better if I cut it“, he claimed.