The forward could find a light at the end of the tunnel. It is not in Porto or in Benfica, the Colombian player will play in a team with the aim of returning to the elite
The football smiles at Jackson Martinez after showing him his darkest face, even completing two years without playing an official game, due to the constant injuries to his ankle. On the last day of the transfer market of European football, the popular "Cha Cha Cha" was confirmed as a new player of Portimonense, of the League of Portugal, reported El Colombiano.
This fact marked a rebirth for the player originally from Chocó, who came to be considered one of the best forwards of Europe when every weekend he scored several goals, in the same Portuguese league, but with the Porto shirt. The nightmare for the Colombian started in February 2018 when Guangzhou Evergrande ended his agreement without giving any explanations about it. Thus, concluded his cycle in a set where he could only score four goals in 16 games, according to As Colombia.
However, the debacle in the Colombian race began when he was playing for the Atlético de Madrid in Spain, when he failed to adapt to the team of "Cholo" Simeone, and resigned, he saw how the games went by without demonstrating his scoring power. That's how Simeone decided not to count on him any more and gave support to his departure after scoring three goals in 22 games, as reported by the same media.
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Jackson arrived at Guangzhou with the idea of not losing his goalscorers. But, in addition, he did not adapt to Asia and began to suffer recurrent injuries (especially in the ankle) that gradually took him away from the field.
Okdiario.com noted that the Chinese club decided to rescind Martinez's contract, and left him alone in his recovery process and on the return to the playground. This determination was motivated by his recurring injuries and the few hopes he saw in the future of the Colombian National team attacker.
As time passed, away from the fields, Jackson took refuge in the faith and his family. Through his Instagram account, he made several publications, where he was motivated by the hand of God and his loved ones. One of the messages that most caused an impact was made in February of this year when he posted a video where his ankle is treated, and he accompanies it with messages of hope and strength.
This turbulent chapter in the "cha cha cha" also involved the Colombian National Team, who did not take him into account. The Colombian player was forgotten. At the time, he declared for the program El Alargue de Caracol Radio that only one member of the national team called him at some time to ask him how his recovery process was going: it was José Pekerman's physical trainer, Eduardo Urtasún.
Likewise, he let glimpse the few opportunities he received in the "Tricolor", although at the time they were not well forward like Falcao García and Teófilo Gutiérrez. In the same dialogue with the radio station, Martinez acknowledged that the bad should have accepted the offer of the Guangzhou: "I had offers from other clubs Why they rejected them?", Adding that just three months after having landed in football Asian was already looking for a way to get to another set soon.
As a result, Jackson got things turned upside down. In China he did not adapt, then the injuries arrived, he walked away from the soccer fields for two years, but today he sees a light again at the end of the tunnel. He will play in Portimonense, a cast that is not a protagonist in the Portuguese league, but it is undoubtedly an opportunity that would allow him to demonstrate again that his gunpowder is not finished.
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