The Wanda Metropolitano hosted this Sunday the delivery of the LaLiga trophy to the Atlético de Madrid, who on Saturday won the championship after defeating the Valladolid in Zorrilla on the last day.
With some relatives present in the stands, Enrique Cerezo, president of Atlético de Madrid, was in charge of opening the event: “Our joy is not complete, due to the death of a young athletic man who is torn from us by a member of the great rojiblanca family. Our heart goes out to his family and friends. I would like to thank the support of the fans, who have always been there, from member 1 to 130,000, all of you are participants in this achievement. Thanks to these 23 heroes, with Simeone and its coaching staff, to Andrea Berta. I want to congratulate all the rivals who have made this league a very exciting tournament. Our coach told me that in the last eight years, Barcelona have won four leagues, Madrid two and us two. I find it difficult to express the pride I feel for being the best president of the best club in the world, my memory of all the presidents, from Enrique Allende, to Vicente Calderón and Jesús Gil. A big hug wherever you are, “he said.
Then it was the turn of Isabel Diaz Ayuso, Acting President of the Community of Madrid. “First of all, ¡Aúpa Atleti! Players, managers and the best, your hobby, congratulations for showing us that another way of understanding life is to fight it and that you never have to stop believing. Congratulations for the example you have given, to Madrid football, to the people who remind us that we are a Spain brand and that we have the best in the region. Atlético is one of the best clubs in the world! I want to send our love to Saúl’s family
, the athletic young man who passed away yesterday, and that we are going to accompany his family ”, he assured.
There was an exchange of gifts with Cerezo, and Ayuso received an Atlético shirt with the number ’11’ (for the League) and his name, which he did not hesitate to wear, to the cheers of the players.
And after that Jose Manuel Rodriguez Uribes, Minister of Culture and Sports congratulated the mattress team on behalf of the Government of Spain, and commenting that the championship was “well deserved”, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, Mayor of Madrid and Atletico subscriber, took the microphone.
EXCITED MAYOR’S SPEECH
“It is a dedication for all the athletic who have pushed from heaven for the third amphitheater, to Saúl, and to all the mothers who have made us of the Atleti. It’s for you, mom. You have competed against a team that scored in the last minute to make things more difficult for us, and that adds more value to the work you have done. It can’t be customized, but let me talk about Simeone. Diego, winning titles is not that difficult, the difficult thing is to turn history and you did it in 2011, the values that you have put in this club will transcend your legacy and will stay with us forever. Little angel (strap), you have played all 48 games. I, from sector 232, was one of those who murmured when something did not come out. After the exhibition, I will not hesitate any longer. TO Oblak, the best goalkeeper in the world. And of course to Luis Suarezhow good you came. The last two leagues he has won with goals from Uruguayans. We are between two great powers and we never give up. And with our emblem and shield I finish, Koke. Thank you very much, you represent all the values of the atléticos. Maybe you had to put yourself with the strawberry tree instead of the bear. In a difficult year, the most suffered, passionate and committed fans have made us happy. Thank you very much ”, was the excited speech of the mayor.
And then came the peak moment. Luis Rubiales, president of the RFEF, presented the mattress captain with the trophy. Koke He took him to where his companions were and picked him up, and then passed him on to his companions, who shouted “champions”, ended the institutional act.
[+] See here the complete ceremony of the awarding of the title: