Today will not be the dream birthday for Mariano. The striker celebrates his 27 in full quarantine, isolated at home and recovering after testing positive for Covid-19. Okay, asymptomatic, but the circumstances are abnormal. The same ones that have forcibly removed him from 'the end of Etihad'. He began his isolation on July 28, so at least until August 10 he will not be able to leave home. He wasn't going to start in Manchester, but maybe he was counting on having minutes in a game where the Madrid You must go on the attack.
its agent, in statements to The Transistor, came out to defend him from those who call him irresponsible: “If you have caught the virus it is bad luck”. He also reassured confirming that “both his family and friends are perfectly”. His closest circle was quickly tested after learning the positive. “Mariano is going to give a lot of work because he is very good. He is not going to take his sports career lightly, he will always value everything as a whole and what it has cost him to get where he is, “he concluded.
The striker has only played 91 official matches this season. He has never been a starter and has only scored a goal (in the Clásico against Barcelona). It is the summary of its season, one more year of white and almost blank. The fans recognize his desire when he has had opportunities, but Zidane barely aligns him and that reduces it. He has played 40 official matches in the white shirt. At 27, the club is looking for a way out, but Mariano is still fond of staying.
He debuted with the first team the 16/17 season, against the Celtic at the Bernabéu and his first goal came in the first leg of a Copa tie against the Leonesa Cultural. After passing through the lower categories, where he entered in 2011, stood out in Castilla scoring 27 goals. The summer of 2017 went to Lyon, registering 21 goals in 45 games. Madrid recovered it by exercising the “right of first refusal” in 2018.
A coveted track record
Despite not being a fixture in the team, his record leaves a mark. Flaunts seven titles with Real Madrid to date: 1 Champions League, 2 Club World Cups, 1 European Super Cup, 1 Spanish Super Cup and 2 Leagues, including the 34th, the recently harvested.