Vitolo: ‘I was comfortable at Atlético but I need confidence and show’

The international midfielder Víctor Machín Pérez, ‘Vitolo’, who will play this season in the Getafe loaned by him
Atlético de Madrid,
He declared that after several campaigns with hardly any prominence he wants to be important because he has football left and he wants to “prove it” at the Azulón club, although he needs “confidence.”

Vitolo, 31, was trained in the quarry of the UD Las Palmas, a club from which he left in 2013 after three seasons in the first team to play in the Seville, with which he achieved 3 Suspenders
Europe and played 177 official matches.

In 2017 he returned to UD Las Palmas
to play for a few months until joining the Atlético de Madrid
, with which he officially debuted on January 20, 2018 and with which he won a League, a Super Cup of
Europe and one Europa League. In his four seasons as rojiblanco, Vitolo he played 101 games, 38 as a starter, and scored 7 goals. The rojiblanco club has extended its contract for another two seasons (until 2024), before handing it over to Getafe.

“I am very excited to play in the Getafe. I start a new path and I want to show people that I still have football at 31 years old, “he said. Vitolo, which justified his decision to arrive at the azulón club because “one of the priorities was to stay in Madrid”.


“I like this city and I am very comfortable with the family theme. In addition, the Getafe It gave me the opportunity to play and demonstrate my football because, although I was comfortable in the Athletic, especially because of the changing rooms that were available, it was hard to train during the week and then not play ”, said the Canarian player.

“In the Getafe I can have minutes, show and demonstrate my football, “he said. Vitolo, who has already spoken with his new coach, José Miguel González Martín, ‘Míchel‘, Who has conveyed what he wants from him.

“I want to feel important, have confidence, which is key, and this is the ideal club to do it. Michel He has told me that he believes in me, something fundamental for a player, and has even commented that he would like me to try in other positions, “he said.

Despite going from playing in teams like him Seville and the Atlético de Madrid, competing in Europe, Vitolo denied reaching the Getafe be a step back in your career.

“I’ve been to big clubs like Seville Y Atlético de Madrid but also in humble teams like The palms. I come with the utmost enthusiasm. I am 31 years old, I have soccer left and I come to demonstrate and play ”, he concluded.