Christian Gimenez has been linked with a move to Cruz Azul which would reunite him with former manager Enrique Meza but Gimenez is trying to maintain his focus despite the potential move.As preparations for the 2010 season are underway, Pachuca's Christian Gimenez is not quite sure where he'll spend next season.
He is seemingly destined for one of two locations: either he'll stay with Pachuca or he will re-join former manager Enrique Meza at Cruz Azul.
The rumored move is one that Gimenez hopes will come to fruition one way or another.
"Obviously it's unsettling, I'm not going to lie," Christian Gimenez told Mural. "But it's normal."
Gimenez has been one of the faces of Pachuca's franchise for several years. Along with Miguel Calero and the recently-retired Gabriel Caballero, Gimenez has been a fixture with the club and has scored important goals and contributed towards several championships. Under Meza alone, Gimenez has helped Pachuca win the '06 Copa Sudamericana, the Clausura '07 season, the '07 SuperLiga and the '07 and '08 CONCACAF Champions Cup.
If he were to join Cruz Azul, he would be counted on to help bring la Maquina a title they have desperately sought since '97, the last time Cruz Azul won the league title.
But until that happens, Gimenez is trying to go about business as usual.
"You go about your work and you hear so many things, you don't know what's the truth and what's not," Gimenez said. "But the most important thing about all of this is that I am working."
Still, it's natural to feel a bit unnerved by rumors and the possibility of a move, he said.
"I'm trying not to go crazy," Gimenez said. "I'm not the type of person who gets nervous but that are things that are unsettling because there are so many rumors, but if I don't know anything then I can't really speak to them."
Gimenez joined Pachuca in 2006 and has scored 38 regular-season goals for los Tuzos since. He has also spent time with America and Veracruz prior to joining Pachuca. If he does move on from Pachuca and join his fourth Mexican club, Gimenez said he would be confident that the move would be for the best.
"If it's better for the club and better for me, then I wouldn't have any problem becuase that's how these negotiations are," he said. "Those are things that happen to players.... and I haven't talked to anyone but these situations are not going to change."
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