The Mexican Jesús ‘Tecatito’ Corona, Sevilla’s first signing in the winter market from Porto, assured this Friday that he is “fulfilling a dream of being able to play in the Spanish league.”
The 29-year-old footballer, international with his national team with a total of 63 games and 10 goals, signed until June 2025 and Lopetegui has not ruled out that he could make his debut in this Saturday’s derby against Betis with the Cup quarterfinals of the King at stake.
“These last few days I’ve been anxious because I wanted to be part of this team. I’ve been talking to some colleagues, family, etc. and seeing what the best option was, whether to stay a little longer or come, but I was very excited and That’s why I’m here”, the Mexican has indicated in declarations to the Sevilla media.
“It’s a dream you’ve had since you were a child to play in Europe. Now it’s time to keep working to continue meeting your goals,” in addition to revealing that Sevilla’s interest “comes from some time.” “My football has been more about being an assistant and giving game. I would like to score more goals as I continue to assist,” said Corona, who reported that the first hours in the Andalusian capital were very exciting “because they have given him” a very positive reception ” and this will help him “fit in faster”.
The beer origin of the nickname ‘Tecatito’
Corona explained to the Sevilla media the origin of his nickname. “In Monterrey they had Tecate – a beer company – as a sponsor, and with my last name, Corona – another brand of beer – they began to joke that it couldn’t be called that, that a solution had to be found. In a joke and a joke, Tecate remained. , Tecatito,” he stressed.
The Mexican also referred to his new coach, Julen Lopetegui, with whom he met during his time at Porto, and revealed that the Basque coach told him that “I really wanted him to come.” “I feel lucky that a coach with that quality has been interested in me for a long time, at Porto and here. Apart from pressure, he fills me with strength and motivation to show him that he chose the best option,” he stressed.
Asked about this Saturday’s derby, he replied that he is “to play” and that Lopetegui considers it and that he is “anxious and excited” to be in Seville. “I also know what is at stake tomorrow. We are going to be there strong. Óliver has told me that the derby is crazy. The atmosphere, everything, that I am going to like because we live something there
Similar to derbies. You motivated yourself and it made you anxious, it made you happy and you were happy,” he said.