The Unión Simoca club opened the doors to the most famous athlete born in that southern part of Tucumán.

Luis Miguel “Pulguita” Rodriguez He was received by his neighbors as a true hero, after having obtained the first championship for Colón de Santa Fe in 116 years of history.

“I have many friends here, many people who, beyond the family, feel a great appreciation for you, because they saw you grow up, walk these streets, play for this club, and I think you never lost your roots. I was always linked to Simoca, I am linked to Simoca and I will continue to be linked to Simoca. No one is going to take him out, “said former Atlético Tucumán.

The crack did not want to give details about his future. “One is enjoying it. On June 30 we fulfilled the contract (with the Santa Fe entity). I want to have a good time in Simoca, enjoy the family,” Rodríguez remarked.

“Pulguita” appreciated the effort made by “Sabalero” to incorporate it. “They adopted me as one of them,” he told the press.

In addition, he revealed that he received messages from other footballers and former footballers, such as Juan Pablo Sorin, Joaquin Correa Y Roberto Pereyra.

“I don’t understand why, but it’s like they wanted to give me a championship,” said the forward. And he pointed out: “Thanks to God and my teammates, we were able to achieve it.”

IN PRESS CONFERENCE. Luis Miguel Rodríguez, at the Unión Simoca club. Photo by LA GACETA / INÉS QUINTEROS ORIO

The experienced attacker explained that he was also greeted by politicians from Tucumán, such as the lieutenant governor Osvaldo Jaldo. “Osvaldo is a friend, he writes me constantly, we are talking all the time. (Also) I received things from the mayor of Simoca,” he said, before a journalistic query.

On the other hand, he was grateful to the “Dean”. “The fan wants me to come back. The moment I have to retire, I’m going to do it with the Atlético Tucumán shirt,” he anticipated. And he ruled out that the fact of not being part of the May 25 and Chile squad is linked to politics.

“After having scored more than 100 goals with that shirt, I can’t not retire with the Atlético shirt,” insisted “Pulguita”.

Anyway, he clarified that he is still far from hanging up the boots. “I don’t think about retirement. I still feel 100% a player, I live football that way. I am in optimal physical and mental condition,” he said.

Accompanied by his family and friends, “Pulguita” was more than happy for the achievement with the “Sabalero” shirt. In fact, his contribution was key: he finished as the top scorer in the Cup, with eight goals, and at the top of the assists table, with six goal passes.

RECOGNITION.- Luis Rodríguez, in addition to being very affectionate, received a Union Simoca club shirt and a special recognition from the local Municipality. Through a municipal decree, Mayor Marcelo Herrera appointed him “an illustrious person and ambassador for sport.” The “Pulguita”, more than proud.

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