Just yesterday, we covered an interview which Brighton player Ezequiel Schelotto had given to Passion Inter.
With his contract running out at the end of the season, the fullback has claimed he still doesn’t know if the Seagulls will be offering him an extension.
Now Schelotto has been interviewed by Argentina’s TNT Sports in an Instagram live chat. And it turns out he’s been quite open about his wishes for the future.
The player has first claimed he’d like to work with a specific manager, Marcelo Gallardo, even though he was not teasing over an immediate transfer.
“I would like to be coached by him. But that doesn’t mean I want to play for River, it can be anywhere else. Who wouldn’t want to be coached by such a manager?” he told TNT (via Olé).
“In Europe there is a lot of talk about him. He is among the best coaches in the world, I don’t need to say it if Guardiola said it.”
He’s also said he’s been having offers to return to Argentina, but due to his wish to play for the national team, he’d rather stay in Europe.
“There were always approaches from the big teams, but I’m fine here. They told me that I had a better chance of being in the national team or playing more. But it doesn’t depend only on me, I have a wife and a young daughter. I have a family, I don’t have the option to choose only me.”
Signed from Sporting on a €3m deal in 2017, Schelotto had a first season at Brighton, then stayed on loan at Chievo Verona for a year, then returned to the Seagulls last summer. But he’s still to convince at the Premier League side, and only has eight appearances for them this season.