Ayoví: “I thought I would retire at 32, but I’m still active”
Posted On 26 Jul 2017
There are soccer players who can be compared to the best wines, over time they get better and better. This is the case of the new signing of the Guayaquil City FC team Walter Ayoví, who in August turns 38 and still wears his soccer shoes.
After eight years in Mexican teams, the new number ’10’ is “happy to be back in my country, with the family.” And says that his return has nothing to do with being closer to the national soccer team, to which he would return to play “with the same joy, enthusiasm, and commitment as always.”
“When I was at Emelec I thought that at 32 I would retire. When I set a date for my retirement in Mexico, coaches and colleagues told me that it was impossible for me to retire. When one feels to have the physical and mental capacity, one can get to play until one is conscious of saying that one can not do it anymore. I’m still fine; I do not know until when, it can be until I am 39 or 40, or why not at 43. I will continue to enjoy soccer until I can,” he explained.
For Ayoví, continuing at this point in professional football is a privilege (I).