However, the athlete may not be taking his return as seriously as fans would have hoped and is again making headlines for refusing to allow his blood alcohol to be tested, after rumors circulated that he had been around town drinking.
On Monday Pino walked off the field during practice and was also absent from Tuesday’s training. Coach Pedro Sarmiento said the athlete has made his own choices. “The president (of the club) will comment on this. The athlete can figure out how to solve the problem, if he’s not at practice it’s because something happened and I doubt it’s anything good, otherwise he’d be a starter.” Sarmiento said that Pino is simply not meeting the disciplinary standards of the institution he represents and he has “to protect it above anything else.”