Speaking with journalist Gastón Edul on Twitch, Enzo Barrenechea commented on his dream of playing in the Argentina national team.
“It would be a dream to be there without a doubt and it is the best I could aim for. That motivates me even more to give my best every day.”
The 22-year-old Frosinone midfielder, who is on loan from Juventus, had to leave Newell’s Old Boys when he was 18.
“It was hard. I trained with Newell’s, spent six years at the club and became a huge fan. It was a difficult decision when the Juventus proposal came. I didn’t see myself in another club other than Newell’s. It was my ultimate dream to play and debut there, but it was a great step in my career to come to Juventus and help the club (Newell’s) financially.”
Barrenechea made his debut with Juventus playing against Lionel Messi’s PSG in November of 2022.
“It was crazy. A player will never forget his debut but, in my case, my debut became less relevant because the best and most beautiful thing that happened to me was having met Leo, giving him that hug after the match and telling him how much I love him.”
The young Argentine has a similar playing style to Leandro Paredes. They were teammates at Juventus for a short time.
“When I arrived at Juventus, I was a mixed midfielder, but they put me as a defensive midfielder because they saw things similar to Paredes in me. Coincidences of life, Paredes came to Juventus. He told me that they had told him that there was a player in the Juventus youth team that looked very similar to his style. I think I have a similar playing style to Paredes.”
Barrenechea later said that with Matías Soulé they hang out every now and then with Paulo Dybala and Leandro Paredes since Frosinone is only 50 minutes away from Rome.