In collaboration with: Siti Betting The former striker Ernesto Chevanton tells his story with an open heart in an exclusive interview for betting sites.com. The love for Lecce, both as a player and now as a coach, is the engine of his whole life. Chevanton is a river in flood, he can’t help but be proud of his Lecce and his return to Serie A with record subscribers. If you watch the video of the interview, his eyes tell all the love for a city where he feels at home. In the interview Chevanton, in fact, is keen to emphasize that, even in his golden moment as a footballer, his choices were always made from the heart, giving up money to stay, head held high, in his adopted land. . “Today, I go out on the street in Lecce and I am wanted in a wonderful way by the people. But, I repeat, they are personal decisions. That’s what one feels inside. ”, Says the footballer. Ernesto Chevanton, born in Juan Lacaze in 1980, linked his destiny to Lecce where he played from 2001 to 2004 and then in 2010-11 and 2012-13. Together with Mirko Vucinic he is in first place among the Lecce scorers with 30 goals and in fourth place in the all-time top scorer.Chevanton’s relationship with the presidency and the club remains, after some time, a relationship of love and the new adventure undertaken as coach of Lecce Under 15 for the category championship in Italy, makes him proud of his boys and the affection of the management. “The Under 15 was a new championship for me, new also for the boys, because they arrived from two years of pandemic where they had not played. It was difficult, but we did a great job, making results against teams at our level. “, Says Ernesto enthusiastically. Chevanton is keen to underline, as an old Giallorossi heart, in a passage of the interview, the rivalry between Lecce and Bari , recalling derbies always played with great competition by the two teams. In particular, he tells of a game in 2010 in which Lecce won over Bari while remaining in Serie A, certainly one of the greatest joys in his life. And he then reiterates, in a few clear words, his love for Lecce: “I am not interested in Bari, they are their problems. I only look at Lecce, they are the team I love and I would like the best possible for them. ” In Italy, even if the teams struggle in the Champions League, the footballer says that the leagues are extremely difficult but, while in Serie A it is possible to do well by playing with the low and medium ranking teams, in B everything is more leveled and, therefore, much more complicated. The Uruguayan striker, in fact, affirms that the two categories are two different leagues indicating, then, in Lecce a team that has always aimed to move up from Serie B and in A is, in fact, very respected. remembered the Calcioscommesse case of 2011 (while he was a professional) and the player immediately states that for him it was a very bad thing, in which he does not want to enter but on which he affirms: “I would never bet. We are the ones who must make sport as clean as possible. Then externally, people are right that they can play, they can bet on who can lose or win. But we, who are the product, no. ”The attacker also talks, immediately afterwards, about modern football and is keen to emphasize that his choices, in this particular historical moment, would not make much sense. The players are not attached to the shirt and change, for money, fans and destiny. Chevanton, on this point, is keen to reiterate his relationship with the city and the club: “I would never have gone to Bari to play, not even for millions of euros. Maybe someone can say it is not so but it is true. When I was playing for Sevilla, I had one year left on my contract and it was a lot of money. I preferred to go back to Lecce for much less. ” Thinking, instead, of his style of play and of today’s strikers, Chevanton chooses Luis Suarez as a footballer similar to himself, not only by nationality (they are both Uruguayans). In fact, he likes Ernesto, his hunger for goals and also the way in which Suarez knows how to stay in the penalty area. Uruguayan notices, however, the differences in form between yesterday and today with a football that has changed in the way of playing. “For example, when I was playing in Lecce, at times, we played with a striker, so I had to do the ward alone. However, since you asked me for a name, I say Suárez. “, He affirms with conviction. Chevanton takes his leave, at the end of the interview, with his prediction on the current Serie A and with a wish for Lecce:” I would like to see a fight with Naples, Lazio or Rome. So the championship changes a bit and it is not always the same two or three teams that play it down to the end. And, above all, I would like my Lecce to be saved two or three days early, for the tranquility of the fans. “
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