The last days of Nelson Tapia were quite agitated. For the typical appointments of these dates and several pitutos, he added the decision to move house. And not exactly in Chile.
The former goalkeeper prepares the bags to take over as archery coach in Barcelona in Ecuador, a box that officialized the news a few days ago and that will receive it soon at the holidays.
"It's a very good opportunity, which I should not leave, the Barcelona Sporting Club is one of the great ones in South America and I'm very happy they called me," he said in conversation with La Cuarta.
A petition that is not new, because the coach of the "colossi", Guillermo Almada, longed for the man who took care of our bow in France in '98, to pass on his knowledge to his directors.
In fact, the Uruguayan began his career as a strategist in 2009 in his native country, and jumped to one of the great names of Ecuador in 2015.
There, he was convinced that to achieve great goals, he should have trusted the people by his side and the first thing he did was talk to Tapia so he could join his team. Despite the honor it has meant, "Simpson" has refused to leave the Chilean capital and here is his main reason.
"When he took over, I was in junior football (U17) and I decided to stay here." Now he asked me again and I accepted, "Why was not it the first time?" I felt that I was in the National Team and that I was going to stay there and it was not so, "said Atajapepas, who has an Olympic bronze medal.
And of course, the times are different. Tapia today has the pass in his possession and his family, especially his wife Catherine Ramírez, supported him from the moment in which the possibility of earning his bread abroad appeared.
"When these cases of power arise, you have to go," said the former Catholic University star.
However, it was not in the Crusades where Tapia met Almada. It is that few know that the owner of the gloves in that combination led by Nelson Tapia, divided his career in Rancagua.
"We were partners at O & # 39; Higgins in 1988, and by then he was a great pro, so he has all my respect," concluded the old goal before packing.