At 39 years old, the former captain of the U confirmed the end of his career despite having an offer from Deportes Temuco.
After his surprise departure from Everton de Viña del Mar, at the end of the 2020 National Championship to offer confidence to Franco Torgnascioli, the goalkeeper Johnny herrera he withdrew despite having some offers from other clubs such as Deportes Temuco. At the age of 39, the former captain of the University of Chile told a few days ago that he wanted to continue in the activity, but no offer convinced him and he finally ratified his final decision on Tuesday, April 6.
The Angolino had revealed that TNT Sports offered him to join their programmatic grid. “I have proposals from a couple of teams but so far the one I like the most is TNT”, he said in dialogue with Third. It should be remembered that the goalkeeper already had a step as a commentator in the then Soccer Channel, analyzing La Roja in the Qualifiers. “This week I define my future”he blurted out.
And in decision it arrived. At TNT Data Sports, he made his goodbye official: “We hang up the gloves. I’m retiring from football, I’ve thought about it a lot. Since I left U, I didn’t really want to continue. In the end, I decided to continue playing for my mother, for her words and for the way I came out. from U. Retirement was not an easy decision “ said the 39-year-old multi-champion of America.
Champion of 12 national cups wearing the shirt of the love of his life, Universidad de Chile, Johnny is a legend for the lay people. He also raised the Copa Sudamericana with the U, twice the Copa América with Chile and an Apertura defending the goal of Oro y Cielo.. “We appreciate all your dedication and love for the U to the most winning idol and blue legend,” published the Lion.
Before deciding, the champion of the South American Cup with the blues commented to DirecTV that he did not rule out retirement since he was “quite disappointed in football. I no longer expect anything from anyone. I’m not for this anymore. I don’t even know if he would accept a farewell match. The day I have to retire will be in silence. “Herrera was very important in the 2017 Confederations Cup, and played 24 times in total for La Roja between 2002 and 2018.
And he admitted: “I have had polls from various clubs, but nothing concrete. (…) I want to prepare to be a technician. Also prepare for a technical management, but very linked to the field, work together with the coach, because then these relationships end with people hating each other as happens in the U “.
“I have to thank Johnny, he played all the games, he is a crack, he is an idol, he was champion. It was considered an age issue, and what it costs, then a decision was made, a younger goalkeeper from the Group came (Pachuca ) and that determination was made “, concluded at the time, on his departure, the sports director of the Ruletero cast Gustavo Dalsasso.