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Claudio Pizarro: “I rejected Betis and Real Madrid” | Bundesliga

TUDN.MXApril 25, 2020 – 10:09

Claudio pizarro, a historical Peruvian player, confessed that he rejected the Real Madrid and at Betis to continue his career in Bundesliga with Bayern Munich and Werder Bremen.

“At that time Betis had a very good team with Denilson, but in the end I decided to come to Bremen. I always think it was a good decision, but it is rare that I decided on Germany instead of going to Spain where I could speak Spanish,” he said. Pizarro.

‘El Bomberdero’ explained that between his father and his agent they convinced him to emigrate to the Bundesliga and after a successful move, several clubs looked for him and opted for Bayern, ruling out other giants such as Real Madrid.

“They took a role from me with five teams, and I couldn’t believe it. One of them was Real Madrid, but in the end I decided on Bayern Munich because the offer was much better and I already knew the German league. At Real Madrid there were players of high hierarchy and I was going to play very little, “he argued.

In that summer of 2001, his arrival would have coincided with that of Zinedine Zidane, who a season later would collaborate with a goal to lift the Champions League with Raúl González or Fernando Morientes.

Now 41, he belongs to Werder Bremen again and faces the last season of his professional career as the Bundesliga’s second-highest foreign scorer after Robert Lewandowksi.

With information from EFE.

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