“It was sad to hear the colleagues say that I was not engaged”

Jackson Martinez, front of Portimonense, has reviewed some aspects of his life and sports career, including his time at the
Atlético de Madrid
. The Colombian arrived at the rojiblanco club in the summer of 2015, coming from Porto, in exchange for 35 million euros.

The striker passed with more pain than glory for Vicente Calderón, and halfway through the season, he was transferred to Chinese football. Atlético earned two million with the operation, although the player’s salary must be discounted. At least, the mattress company did not lose that strong investment by a battering ram that shone in Portugal.

In confessions he collects Claro Colombia BrandJackson analyzes his time at Atlético, criticizing himself and admitting that what happened was, in large part, his fault.

“I had great support from the management, the coach … However, things started not to work very well. The important thing is to adapt to a style of play and clearly I did not adapt. It was sad when I left, hearing the teammates say that I was not committed to the team, “said Jackson.

The Colombian also reported a bad experience he had at the Barajas airport: “I had a rather unpleasant experience. Thank God I did not get carried away by the feeling that such a situation can cause. The case is that at the Madrid-Barajas airport, when entering the cabin to pass the X-ray control, I grab an empty tray. I am looking to the side and the man in front of me put his cell phone and his strap on my tray without me noticing. Then, when I deposit my things, the man grabs his cell phone and takes it out and says “this is mine”, but in a bad way. The security man at the control tells him that there is no problem in sharing the tray, to which the guy responds “I do not share with blacks”, looking askance at me.