In his youth, Santi Giménez suffered from living in the ‘shadow’ of Chaco

Santiago Giménez, Mexican striker Feyenoord Eredivisie, revealed to ‘GQ’ magazine the love-hate relationship he had to overcome in relation to his football career as the son of former midfielder and Cruz Azul figure Christian Giménez.

The 21-year-old stressed that he worked twice as hard to create a name and career independent of his father.

“In my family, it is impossible to separate football and love. The only separation is between those who will Boca Juniors and those going to San Lorenzo. My family taught me the trade, but I myself faced this same virtue. Between the ages of 13 and 15, it was very difficult for me to say that I was in football because of my father. That idea was always there and as I matured, I realized that I had to work twice as hard to make my story. Now, every time they tell me or hear that, I take it as motivation. I am different, different from my father and his achievements of which I am most proud; but today I live my life and I am blessed with the support of my family.”

‘Bebote’ shines in his own light in the Netherlands, having won fans over with his performances between the Eredivisie and European leaguesince he scored 7 goals and registered several assists in a short time.

Christian and Santi Giménez in action

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Santi and Christian Giménez in action

Christian and Santi Gimenez

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