The dream of every youngster who starts playing soccer is to defend the colors of his country and play in Europe. Many times the leap to the old continent is given very early and other times it is not achieved. In the first situation is Iván Pombaoffensive midfielder, who made the leap from the Cordoba League to Spain and that now, he will play on loan for a year in Racing from Nueva Italia in the First National (Second Division of Argentina).
The beginnings of Iván Pomba
in dialogue with Hugo García, journalist for La Voz del Interior, the 19-year-old young man from Córdoba confessed that He started playing soccer at the high schoolbut that he left after a short time because He is a fan of Racing (the classic rival of “Gloria”). After leaving Alta Córdoba, He went to play football at Racing de Nueva Italia for two years and went to Watchtower from where he will carry out different tests at Inter of Italy.
Although his tests in the Italian team were positive, Iván Pomba expressed that he could not stay due to a delay in the paperwork. Soon after, he appeared Villarreal of the Spanish First Division and it was the best option for the brand new reinforcement of Racing de Nueva Italia. There, he began to play in the lower divisions of the “Yellow Submarine” until it went from Youth A to Youth Ccloser and closer to making the leap to the first team.
How did you arrive at Racing de Nueva Italia?
“The idea of playing in Racing started as a joke. When I moved up the Academy, my friends started to motivate me. President Manuel Pérez called me, we started the management with Piero Foglia, who is the sports director of Atalaya, the club from which he had arrived in Spain. We talked about it with my family and we saw that it was going to be a great possibility. I thank Villarreal who also had a great predisposition. I have a year and a half more on my contract.” were the words of Iván Pomba in dialogue with Mundo D (The Voice of the Interior).
On the other hand, Iván commented that the idea of arriving closed everywhere. With that expression, he referred to the fact that Racing had not incorporated footballers in the position in which he feels most comfortable, which is like “10”. He then added: “I can still play as a winger. On end. I have come to play double five. I can adapt to whatever”.
What kind of player is Iván Pomba?
“I am a player with a very good change of pace, I like to kick on goal and assist my teammates. I can play second striker and winger, with my way of playing I see myself reflected in ‘Pity’ Martínez”told Iván himself in an exclusive interview with the middle Expression North in October 2021.
NINTH REINFORCEMENT 2023.
Iván Pomba became the ninth incorporation of #Racing.
The 19-year-old attacking midfielder comes from playing for Villareal in Spain.
Welcome Ivan! 💙 pic.twitter.com/N1BbGJIcXw
— Club Atlético Racing (@ClubARacing) December 29, 2022
How will the 19-year-old fare on his return to the club he loves? Time and football will pass judgment, but it will surely be an enriching experience for ivan pomba at this point in his career.
Iván Pomba, the European “10” who will play for Racing de Nueva Italia | latin ball