Cretaro driven by a future with the Bit o' Red
Sligo Rovers striker Raffaele Cretaro has said he is motivated by his ambition to play with the Bit o' Red for a number of years after renewing his contract with the club.
The Tubbercurry man, where the newly announced 2014 season tickets will go on sale in Gillespie's, has said he is keen to add to an already impressive collection of honours with Rovers.
He said: “It didn’t take me long to make up mind. I was happy with the offer the club made to me and it was sorted quite quickly. I want to be here and I want to be a part of what we’re trying to do next season. I know Ian has said that I’m partly motivated by breaking Tony Fagan’s record, It isn’t necessarily the case, it’s more than I want to be playing at the highest level for as long as I can.
“It might be ambitious to think I can play almost 200 more games but I feel good, I feel there is a lot more to give. The record is there and we will see how things go. But I just want to be playing with the club for as long as I can. There was times in the season where Ian was coming to me and telling me to go easier in training because I was doing more in the gym or out on the training pitch and I’d burn myself out! You have to know when to do a bit less on certain days or a break here and there. I look after myself as much as I can and I'm looking forward to the new campaign.
The last four season has seen Rovers win major honours, a league title and three FAI Cups. As 2014 season tickets go on sale this Wednesday, Cretaro has spoken about his desire to keep the winning feeling in the Showgrounds.
He added: “You never get bored of winning. People might say you can take it for granted one day, but you don’t when you win because of that feeling.
“You want to experience it again and again. I want as many trophies for Sligo Rovers as we can possibly get and personally as many medals I can win.
“That has to drive you on and it does. We are building a squad, it’s going be full of quality again and we’ll see where we can take it.”