With the signing of Pizzaro for $12 millions, Inter Miami finally has a confirmed player. And Alonso got his wish. Let’s score goals now.
After proving himself in LaLigua MX, Pizarro officially joins Inter Miami CF, and went straight to practice (and on to the pre-season games). The Mexican international Rodolfo Pizarro was already the topic of the fans and even had some photoshopped images of him walking inside Inter Miami’s offices.
It didn’t take long to the player to get ready and he scored minutes after coming into the field during Miami’s loss 1-2 versus Philadelphia Union. A promising entry and a great preparation before the opener versus LAFC.
A real 10 playmaker?
Paul McDonough told the Miami Herald: “He’s a key part for Tata Martinez with Mexico. I spoke with him about him a lot. Diego obviously knows him really, really well. We think his flexibility to play any of the four spots upfront, his work rate, his experience, his age. The fact that he’s won championships in a very, very difficult league in Mexico and he’s played against top European teams in the World Club Championships. It’s just something that really made sense for us to win now.” He continued and said: “Diego was really, really happy, had a big smile on his face. Our players were really excited about it, waiting, watching in the media. They were kind of wondering when he was going to show up. It was really important for them, too, because they know what kind of player he is.”
Inter Miami co-owners Jorge Mas and David Beckham said from start that the team would attract star players who had played in the world’s top leagues, Champions League and the World Cup. McDonough also has said the South Florida market would demand at least one star. So far, they haven’t signed a player of that stature.
After hoping for Cavani, getting a player that has not played in major European clubs is a blow. But there is one designated player spot left, and while we understand that the club will have to wait until this summer and the reopening of the transfer windows. But Pizzaro has been the key player of coach Alonso during his two successful CONCACAF journeys, and he is building around his experience to push future stars Carranza and Pellegrini.
According to the club, there is still a striker and a midfielder needed. But we have a playmaker. Watch this great video presentation from ESPN about Pizzaro