The attacker Ismael Díaz, who joined the training of the Panamanian senior team yesterday, which will face Bahrain on September 27, highlighted his good moment in Ecuadorian soccer before the media and made it clear that he hopes to take advantage of every opportunity that give him coach Thomas Christiansen to secure his place in the national team.
Díaz is the fashionable attacker in the Ecuadorian Pro League. Last Sunday he scored in the victory of his team, Universidad Católica, over Orense to reach 12 goals. He is the second leading scorer in the league and the leader in the assists department, with seven. “I am trying to help my team (U. Católica) in what I can; Personally, we are having a very good season and I hope it continues like this, I want to close the season in the best way and take advantage of the opportunities that arise, ”he said in reference to his performance in the first division of Ecuador.
He stated that there are European clubs that have approached him and have shown interest in hiring his services. “At the last minute (prior to the closing of the last transfer market) a European club approached, but due to the short time that there was not much could be done, I hope that this coming market, the winter one in Europe, options are presented and I have always said that I would like to return to Europe, something that is very attractive for me and where I can continue to grow”, he said.
Between 2016 and 2018, Ismael Díaz played in European football: first, he did it with Porto B in Portugal, and then with Deportivo Fabril, a subsidiary of Deportivo La Coruña in Spain.
The striker stated that “now it’s time to be here in the national team and find a way to win” the match against Bahrain.
Regarding the call made by Christiansen, Díaz pointed out that there are many young people who want to show the Spanish-Danish coach that they should be in the national team and that he also arrives with the same objective because, he said, “I don’t want to let myself take my Market Stall”.
“One of the things I’ve learned in my career is that competitiveness is one of the keys to a team,” he stressed.
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