Marco Rojas | The long-awaited trip through Chile of Colo Colo’s ’10’: “I have never been able to do it”

On multiple occasions, Marco Rojas has said that he is happy in Colo Colo. And those words go hand in hand with her body language. In every place where he walks, the white ’10’ shows his good humor. In the mixed zone Sausalito stadium, after the victory against Betis, was no exception. The ‘Kiwi’ attended the media, but made something clear: You want to disconnect from football for at least a few weeks. And for that, he already has a plan.

“I am ready to rest, but very happy for what I have been able to do since I arrived until now. Now I am ready to rest and from there I will return to be stronger, ”he told the media. His priority today is evident: relaxation with his inner circle.

The unprecedented journey of Marco Rojas

“For me, the most important thing is to rest, spend time with the family and visit part of Chile and South America. I have never been able to do it. After that think about the things to come. The only thing I can say at this moment is that next year I will come to work hard to improve what I did this year”.

What places in the country do you intend to visit? “The south for sure, but the rest I don’t know. I’m still thinking about it.”

The intense months of Rojas in Colo Colo

On July 15, the story of Marco Rojas began in Colo Colo. The little that was known about him in Chile was that in the last 2021-2022 season, he had scored six goals in 28 games played in the Melbourne Victory from Australia, between the classification of the Asian Champions League and Australian A League. The other thing that drew attention was his nickname: the ‘Messi Kiwi’.

With that background, he became one of the most ‘exotic’ reinforcements of the ‘Cacique’ in his history. Nevertheless, little by little he began to prove himself in training. That later led him to the official matches. In his debut, he assisted Marcos Bolados in the agonizing victory against Palestino. With this, Gustavo Quinteros began to trust his new reinforcement.

In the end, Rojas disputed nine matches of the National Championship (two starts) and two from Copa Chile (one from the start) and marked a remembered goal against O’Higgins at the Monumental.

In a few months, he earned the love of his peers. And he adapted to them. A concrete proof was the celebration of the star 33, where Rojas was shown singing like Daddy Yankee.

After losing 4-3 against River in Viña, the Colo Colo coach praised Rojas, but you must perfect one key aspect. “He has a level that he needs to maintain for 90 minutes. If he can do it, he can be a difference maker. We will work with him.”

His coach trusts his level, but the ‘Kiwi’ doesn’t want to know about football for now. Goals for next year? Rojas’ response is forceful: “I want all that away now.”