He played rugby and is the jewel of Atlético Tucumán: the story of Ignacio Maestro Puch, figure of the Under 20 National Team who established himself in L’Alcudia

Maestro Puch will turn 19 on August 13 (@Argentina)

“The Tucuman Tank!”, one of his teammates yelled at him in the middle of the note during the celebrations for the title. is that the value of Ignatius Master Puch It has already transcended its local Tucumán: it is international. The striker, close to turning 19 (next August 13) was one of the figures of the Selection Under 20 who became champion in the international tournament of Alcudiain Spain: the striker scored two goals, one in the semi-final against Levante and another against the Uruguayan team, in the 4-0 that placed the crown on the Albiceleste and who decreed the first star for Javier Mascherano in the role of coach.

“It is a pride for the team, we came to this, to leave everything. The quick marker was opened and we knew how to control it. We are very happy, and to enjoy now”, he said about the definition, in which signed the partial 2-0, after a relentless header, pirouette through, at the exit of a corner.

“A lot of love emanates from Tucumán, messages every day… I have great support, from my family, friends, teammates, coaching staff. This is a dream”he said, visibly excited.

The Tank has a particular history. Is that in his beginnings he did not stand out in football, but in rugby. He defended the jerseys of Los Tarcos and Tucumán Lawn Tennis, while football was an enjoyment, a hobby. Until the round beat the oval.

Those directed by Javier Mascherano consecrated themselves in the L’Alcudia tournament

He tried himself in Independiente and stayed, but he did not feel prepared to cope with the distance from his loved ones. He returned to San Miguel de Tucumán and enrolled in the ranks of Atlético, who signed him in the Ninth Division. From the beginning the Dean knew that he had something special on his hands.

A cataract of goals caught the attention of the fans, who even saw him celebrate a hat-trick against River Plate in Séptima. His progress earned him an early jump to Reserve, where the screaming ensued, for which he was promoted to the pro roster. And the debut on February 10, 2022, against Sarmiento, he had his debut in the elite.

Accumulate 8 games and a goal in the Professional League. The conquest came on July 19, when five minutes from the end, he drew a great individual action to give Lucas Pusineri’s team the victory, precisely against the Junín team.

It speaks for itself, it will have a very promising future. I am happy to have him on the team, that he is a good person and that he adds him to the team from his place. The recognition of the Argentine team that summons him to an international tournament is a highly deserved award for an educated person, ”the counselor had said at the time, having already confirmed his summons to L’Alcudia.

And this center forward, with a fondness for leaving the area to play or pivot, honored Masche’s call with two goals, the same amount as Brian Aguirre (Newell’s) and Lautaro Ovando (Argentinos Juniors) to make his contribution to the consecration.

La Albiceleste had won this twice in 2012 and 2018. In the first Olympic round, the figure was a certain Mauro Icardi. In the last one, Adolfo Gaich and Facundo Colidio wore, in addition to Lionel Scaloni, the coach who used the competition as a springboard to the Senior National Team. This celebration bears the stamp, among others, of Maestro Puch.

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