He is 21 years old, less than 40 games with the red and black shirt and Gallardo pointed it all out to make him the “4” of River. His feelings in the Single Final, what each coach asked for and his comfort with the “Beard”: it was Domínguez who brought him up to First.
“Look kid, you are not leaving here nor do they enter with twenty guns. I am going to put myself in the door of the property so that they do not enter, “he said a couple of years ago
“Chueco” Miguel Angel Robledo to Alex Vigo himself, today consolidated as “4” in the first of Colón and intended by Gallardo to disembark in River before the possible departure of Montiel.
—How was that about Racing?
—A few years ago and it happened on the last date of a reserve season. The final match was against Racing de Avellaneda. And when the game ends, a person from Racing comes up to me and introduces me as coordinator and tells me that all the games had followed me and even had me filmed. And that they loved me yes or yes.
—And when you told it in Colón, “Chueco” Robledo took you out of one!
-Yeah it was like that. I remember him saying to me: “You have to be patient, whoever plays well always has chances. And yours will be here in Colón ”.
“How are you doing with this mess?”
—This issue of the pandemic is a pain for all of us, because we had been training, playing and we had risen. I try to carry it in the best way, doing the exercises that we are asked to do.
—And what is training “at a distance”?
—We are on the Colón campus divided by groups. It was my turn with Aliendro, Doffo and Gastón Díaz. I have spaces where I live, I have a place in my house and it is normal because I have all the things and elements that I need. The teacher Santella sends the routine, I do everything, we record ourselves and we send it to him.
—Everything that happened to you lately, individually, was positive
—I take stock and I think everything is positive. I was able to debut, sign my first contract, play my first international cup and reach the final with the club that saw me grow and gave me everything. It is unfortunate that some boys do not arrive: you have to have constancy, work and know how to wait for the possibility. And when it is … take advantage of it.
– Lavallén, Osella and Eduardo Domínguez passed by: did each one ask you for different things for the same function?
—I’ve known Eduardo for a long time: it was precisely he who brought me up to Primera. Each coach has his idea, some like to attack, others like to defend. That is always relative, if the coach asks me to play lateral-midfielder, I will. And if he tells me to stay and not come to defend, I will also do it, because it is what he wants. And I know what I have to do in each case.
“Where do you think you have to correct when Vigo looks at Vigo?”
—I start watching Colón’s games and watch my videos. Obviously I have to improve the terminations, which would be the centers. That’s what I see. Sometimes, too, I have to tighten and improve the marks. I am doing it every day. I know that everything happens by training, training and training until it is improved and perfected.
—There was an image of you, on the day of the South American Final, destroyed and crying in front of the people of Columbus in the stands
—Yes, it is an image that I saw again
—What sensations of what happened in “La Olla”?
—The truth is that for someone who is a fan and plays it was an enormous joy to come to an end. Much to us that we had never been able to play an ending like this. The people thing was impressive, two days before we saw the videos of how people were traveling to Asunción and that more than 40,000 people were going to get together was incredible.
—And what were you talking about when you saw that “town” of 40,000 souls?
—We already wanted to play the game there, not wait for Saturday to arrive. We could see them going around everywhere, the buses, the hotels, the beaches … all with fans from Colón. I, for my part, wanted to play it right there. And then, of course, I dreamed of being able to lift the Cup, for those 40,000 people who came to see us. It was a happiness for me to be able to get there and get it with the club that saw me grow would have meant everything. It was very important.
—It was a little …
—We would have been very happy winning: them in the stands, my family, me. It was a great pain not being able to get it because of the people who made the effort and traveled. Another club will not do what Columbus did again.
—What was the history of River and Gallardo’s call?
“Vignatti already spoke and went out to say my subject.” The River thing is over and over, until they don’t call me again or someone loves me, I only think about Colón, I’m still in Colón and I’d like to continue in Colón for a long time. Later it will be seen, I will decide in time.
“Are you happy here?”
—I’m very well here, this is my house
“Was that River call earlier this year?”
—The River theme was in January and we were not in a situation to leave, with the team in decline. Also, I think it was not fair, because the truth that Columbus gave me everything, was my second home. I was spending it in Columbus. It was Colón, Colón, Colón and that’s how I grew. Here they gave me a lot of love and my family is all from Colón, obviously.
“And you asked Vignatti not to sell you!”
“When the offer came, I sat down to talk to Vignatti and told him that it was not the time to go yet.
“Did you tell him that even though it was River?”
—He also told me the same thing and we both agreed at the same time. And he told me that later, when I come to look for this same club or another one appears, there was no problem in leaving.
“I want to thank people, we had difficult moments and good moments. They were always with us, supporting us with their encouragement. They were much more in the bad than in the good ”. Alex Vigo, Player of Colón