George Rubio

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Marek Hamsik played his last international match for the Slovakia team and it was in the goalless draw against Eduardo Berizzo’s Red. The star who knew how to leave Diego Maradona himself behind at Napoli cried, as is popularly said, his eyes out when he said goodbye.

Marek Hamsik was very emotional when he retired from the Slovakia team: it was in the 0-0 loss against Chile in Bratislava.  (Capture TNT Sports).
Marek Hamsik was very emotional when he retired from the Slovakia team: it was in the 0-0 loss against Chile in Bratislava. (Capture TNT Sports).

Mark Hamsik made history in his country. And he said goodbye in a big way, although he couldn’t do it with a victory. The midfielder of Slovakia He started in the goalless draw of his team against The Red by Eduardo Berizzowho continues with a worrying scoring drought, although he showed improvements in the tour of Europe that also included a defeat against Poland.

It was the 35-year-old midfielder’s last match for the national team of which he is the all-time scorer and, as if that were not enough, the footballer with the most caps, with 26 goals and 134 caps, respectively. The 89th minute was running and the Teheln√© Pole stadium in Bratislava stood up to applaud the talented player who currently plays for Trabzonspor in Turkey.

Hamsik could not stand the emotion and cried as if he could not control the emotion for saying goodbye to a shirt that he defended so many times, but for all high-performance athletes it has a super special flavor. As he received greetings from his teammates, such as Inter Milan central defender Milan Skriniar, the Bansk√° Bystrica-born midfielder broke down in tears.

He received a lot of applause from fans who chanted his last name five times, each time with more force. And, by the way, he was the focus of congratulations, affection and praise from those who were on the substitute bench. The legend of Napoli, where he became the top scorer after leaving behind the indelible Diego Armando Maradona, he appreciated the expressions of gratitude that everyone had at his farewell. “Marek, thank you,” read a canvas from the Slovak fans for the idol.

By the way, during his time in Serie A, Marek Hamsik left a lot of memories. Unseating Diegote, at least from the coldness of the scorers’ table, was not an easy task. And he did it thanks to the 121 conquests recorded by his record in the Neapolitans, where he is also the one who has the most appearances with 520 games played, although hardly anyone will be able to match the genuine feeling of love that caused the deceased left-handed in the fans of the celestial squad.

Of course, after the Slovak exceeded 115 goals for Pelusa, the Italian Lorenzo Insigne reached 122 goals and the Belgian dries mertens, 148. The former plays for Toronto FC in Major League Soccer in the United States, while the latter emigrated to Galatasaray in Turkey. What a career that begins its closing against the Chilean team!

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