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Riquelme relishing Boca Juniors comeback

Riquelme relishing Boca Juniors comeback

Juan Román Riquelme

The veteran has spoken of his excitement ahead of another spell with his boyhood club and believes Leandro Paredes is the future of Argentine football.

Juan Roman Riquelme has revealed his excitement ahead of embarking on another adventure with Boca Juniors.

The 34-year-old signed on for a fourth spell with the Argentine giant on Saturday and is relishing the prospect of winning more trophies with Los Xeneizes.

"I returned three times and I won three times. I'm excited to win something else," Riquelme told the club's official website. "We are going to try to stay in the Libertadores. Carlos [Bianchi] is very confident and that transmits to the players. It changes your mentality. I hope that we can win something and give joy to the people.

"Physically I feel very good. I don't know when I am going to play, I'm going to keep training and talking with the coach.

"Carlos will decide when to count on me. He's going to play me when I am ready and if not, he won't play me."

The former Argentina international also noted the emergence of Boca starlet Leandro Paredes and believes the youngster will play a prominent role in the future of Argentinian football.

"He plays well, I like him," Riquelme said. "He has a lot of pressure on him, he's young. He always wants to improve and he's going to be a figure of Argentine football. I am lucky to be with him and I'm going to help him however I can."

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