His goals delighted the fans of St. Pauli, and his tears of farewell touched them. Rodrigo Zalazar (22) will not be forgotten at Millerntor. With Schalke 04, the cheeky dribbler will play at Millerntor for the first time tomorrow.
Fan favorite back with Schalke – Zalazar the magician comes with two hearts
“It’s been a tough time. Time to say goodbye. ”With these words, two hearts in white and brown and a 58-second video of his Pauli moments, the attacking midfielder said goodbye to the fans on Instagram in the summer. He’s still in touch with Hamburg.
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“Co” Loic Fave (28) also likes to think back to those times. “We have had a great year. He’s someone you can have a lot of fun with. But is also very ambitious and willing to learn. “
In 34 games, Zalazar, a Spaniard with Uruguayan roots, scored six goals and prepared half a dozen stalls. Zalazar was on loan from Frankfurt for a season in the Kiez. In the summer, the loan to Schalke followed, this week the miners took an option to buy.
During the Pauli days, he expressed his affection for the club with kisses on the coat of arms on the shirt. Now he also loves Schalke. On Instagram, he uses blue and white hearts and the mining symbol bats and irons.
Is that believable? “It is totally normal that even with his new challenge he gives 110 percent and is burning for it. You can be a fan of two teams, ”says Fave.
“Everyone who knows Rodrigo knows that he does things with 110 percent and a lot of passion. The time here was all real and positive, ”says Fave. “He’s still in contact with one or the other on the team or with us from the coaching team.”
Either way – with the two hearts it gets emotional for Zalazar and the fans.