All Whites winger Marco Rojas has reported for pre-season training with Chilean club Colo-Colo, saying his priorities are to be fit for pre-season games and to help his club to back-to-back national titles.
Rojas (31) is taking part in his first pre-season programme with Colo-Colo, having signed for the club during the 2020 season following his move from Melbourne Victory.
He and teammates have reported to Santiago’s Clinica Meds for extensive fitness testing.
Main photo: Marco Rojas on the treatment table at the sports clinic. Photo: Colo-Colo Facebook.
On January 2, the squad heads to Argentina for a pre-season camp as they prepare for their first game of 2023, a Super Cup match on January 16 against second division champions Magallanes.
Rojas told media he was enjoying the return to training, saying he felt good and was happy to see teammates again.
He said the team’s objectives included retaining their Chilean Primera Divisisiōn title and to improve their performance in the Copa Libertadores that allows them to at least advance to the next phase.
Rojas told California18.com:
“Winning the title is one of the objectives of the club and of each player. For me, at this moment, you have to think about the present, it’s my first pre-season with the club, so I hope to be strong to be ready to play in three more weeks for the Super Cup. I only think about the preseason.
“I want to work hard, get to the first games in good shape and then the coach will decide what he wants.”