Ben Brereton Díaz became the great revelation of the Chilean team in the last Copa América. The Blackburn Rovers striker debuted with the Red jersey and was vital to the results achieved in the tournament, where he scored the winning goal against Bolivia.
His first time in the national cast left the Chilean-English more than happy, who on his return to England spoke with him your club’s official site Y analyzed his passage through our country, where he went from being a stranger to one of the most beloved of fans.
Coming to Chile was not something that was in Brereton’s plans, who recognized that despite not being a difficult decision, he gave the “Yes” to Martín Lasarte to fill his mother with pride and also have the chance to share with the referents of South American football.
“I just thought of what a great opportunity it would be to play with some of the best players in the world. As soon as it emerged, I was excited to go play for Chile.“the Rovers gunner explained.
But that was not the only thing, since the team that was found in the Chilean team also stood out, which left him more than delighted and even integrated him as one more, as Mauricio Isla emphasized at the time. “They are legends of the game and very good guys“, He launched.
It was there that Brereton entered fully into his praise for Arturo Vidal, one who left him crazy with his delivery both on and off the court. “He is an incredible guy, very professional and someone who gives absolutely everything. Is a great player“.
But the king was not the only one who took Ben’s applause, as Alexis Sánchez also amazed him after joining Lasarte’s work for the clash with Brazil and the qualifiers. “Watching him play soccer up close was amazing too“.
On the other hand, he remembered his great goal against Bolivia, the first with the Red shirt. “It was amazing and it was also brilliant to see all the support I received from the Chile fans and the Rovers fans.“.
Finally he recognized that after scoring the highlands, he lived a madness of emotions. “I still think about that moment and the feeling. I couldn’t believe it when I scored the goal and I knew how proud my friends and family would have been at home.“, he finished.