What better place to chat with Diego Milito than in the stands of the Estadio Presidente Peron, the home ground of Racing Club, where his prolific career began? It was in these same stands that the Racing Club faithful gathered en masse one distant day in 2004 to wave him off to Italy. They came back in droves just a few short days ago to welcome El Príncipe on his return, the warmth of their reception leaving him in no doubt he was home.
In the ten years he spent in Europe, Milito scored 196 goals in 386 games for Genoa and Inter Milan in Italy and Real Zaragoza in Spain. In that time he got his hands on seven trophies, the most important of them coming in a memorable 2010, when, in addition to playing in his one and only FIFA World Cup™, he helped i Nerazzurri land the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup.
Now 35, Milito has gone back to his roots at Racing, where he won the Argentinian title in 2001, the club’s last to date. Expanding on the reasons behind his return and a number of other football-related issues, he spoke at length to FIFA.com.