Guillermo Mariben (Santiago, 1994) is lucky. The former catholic university and the Alavs just have Renewal with Monaco until 2025. “It’s simple: I feel very valued here. The team considers me a pillar and they have shown it to me. That’s why, when they offered me the renewal, I didn’t think twice. Being in Monaco is the best thing that can happen to me”, he admits to MARK.
The team considers me a pillar and has shown it to me. Being in Monaco is the best thing that can happen to me
The heart of the Chilean defense appreciates the project of the Principality Club positively: “Monaco has been doing well for two seasons. We are a young and ambitious team.”
Ambition, of course, they have more than enough. To Monaco and Mariben himself: “The French league is constantly improving, but we have set ourselves the goal of finishing in the top three every season.”
He even dares to challenge the eight leagues that Paris Saint-Germain have added in the past 10 years: “It’s possible. Monaco can win Ligue 1”.
They have another goal: to win the first continental title in the club’s history. Monaco (3 points) are third in Group H. Trabzonspor awaits them today (MLC6, 6:45 pm): “It’s one of the most important competitions out there and we want to win it.”
The European League is one of the most important competitions that exist and we want to win it
Hundred years and a goal
Maripn landed at Louis II Stadium in 2019 from the Alavs. Since then undisputed with Leonardo Jardim, Niko Kovac and Robert Moreno … and now with Philippe Clement: “He likes to play good football, but above all, he sets a great rhythm in the matches. The coach was central and helped me”.
His regularity made Mariben a hundred years old with Monaco: he amassed 101 matches. “When I get to a new team I hope to make an impression. Getting to 100 matches is so much fun”.
When I come to a new team I hope to leave an imprint. Reaching 100 games is very rewarding
A journey in which Cesc Fbregas played an important role “He’s the best player I’ve ever played in the dressing room and made a great friendship.”
He’s the best player I’ve ever shared the dressing room with and made a great friendship with
Mariben left his mark with 11 goals. This season he already has three: “I love to score goals. It’s something I train on every day. I practice a lot of moves and shots.”
I love to score goals. It’s something I practice daily. I practice a lot on moves and auctions
The reference in Chile
His defensive ability and strong goalscorer earned him being named the best Chilean player by the CIES Football Observatory in 2020-21: “It’s a great honor to compete with players like Vidal and Alexis… I saw them when I was young and they inspired me. Now they are great companions who help me with everything. ”