Hernan Canales

To Anthony and ASR staff, Let me start by saying that my family and I are very grateful for your given time and dedication to our son Christian.

I always want to see my son in the care of good people around him to learn from the experience and be able to move on with his head up high, for the next challenge, sport and academically speaking. We heard parents always wanting “it would be great if my kid could be start of the team” but that’s not our motto, you always gave all our boys in the team a fair go, I know it’s more important for my son to work hard and earn rewards for that hard work, we both know that success doesn’t always show itself in minutes played, I want to continue working side by side with my son and continue to acknowledge his hard work and help him experience more success in life to the best of my ability.

I love to see the passion that my son Christian has for football, you have a big influence in Christian from the very start in his journey with ASR Roma from the beginning … How can I forget his first trial with ASR: you told me “Christian has something on him that I can’t coach … he got the brain to play but we need to work on his weight”

You already know what happens next… lost 8 Kg in 6 months — Then he become a shadow player for most of the year until you gave him the opportunity to play at LA LIGA competition. Since then we was a regular in your line up. Your belief in him encourage him to where he is now, and believe me when I say that he is willing to do so much to whatever his future might hold.

I felt privileged for your trust to appoint me as a manager of this beautiful team of boys in the past 2 years, a group that we will miss very much but never lost touch with them.

Thank you for giving the opportunity in meeting great families and for letting me and my family have the chance in helping you, in one way or other with the hospitality of Juan, let me reassure you that he has been one of the best things that you could have done by bringing back to our boys … I will be forever grateful to both of you for believing in Christian, for seeing all what is capable of achieving and for never give up on him, totally the contrary always asking of him to do better. We are so proud and let me tell you that he has been told that this new chapter in his football life its only the beginning and the easy part of it all, that the hard part is just starting and if he wants new challenges he will need to continue working harder and harder, as my wife always says to our son before each game: “you enjoy your game and give your best”.

Thank you — Gracias — Grazie … For all your advice and input towards our timewith ASR Roma. By far an unforgettable time in my son’s football journey. Please do not hesitate to count with me for whatever activity you might need help with.

Last but not least … “I believe in your philosophy of football”.