Thousands of fans of the Lisbon club attended the presentation of the Argentine footballer at the Estadio da Luz this Thursday
“I received many proposals from many places, but I had the illusion, the desire and the enthusiasm to come back here, back home, to feel happy again,” explained Di María.
Thousands of Benfica fans the Argentinian Ángel Di María enthusiastically received this Thursday who, on his return to his first club in Europe after thirteen years, stated that his return “it’s unique“.
In a presentation ceremony held in the late afternoon at the gates of Stadium of light in LisbonDi María was cheered for several minutes by numerous followers of the “eagles”, some even with Argentina flags and T-shirts.
“El Fideo” arrived on the balcony of the stadium at 19:04, referring to the club’s founding year, 1904, and caused a wave of jubilation among the fans of the Lisbon clubwho sang the player’s name.
In his message to the fans, an excited Di María said he had received several offers but this one he had the “illusion, desire and enthusiasm” to return to Benficawhich he represented between 2007 and 2010. “I received many proposals from many places, but I had the illusion, desire and enthusiasm to come back here, home again, to feel happy again.“, She said.
And he added: “My feelings are unique, incomparable. Coming back to my home again, because I feel it is my home, is something unique“. “I chose with my heart and nothing else, thank you very much!”, he ruled.
Ángel Di María, 35, was announced this Wednesday as new reinforcement of Benficathus returning to his first team in European football and to which he came free, after disassociating himself from Turin Juventus.