Cerezo: ‘Now we are all at the starting line’

The president of the Atlético de Madrid, Enrique Cerezo, has stated that a city with the attractions that Alicante has “the only thing missing is a team in the First Division.”

This is what the rojiblanco president has expressed to several journalists at the headquarters of the Alicante Provincial Council, where he attended the inauguration of the exhibition of 25 paintings by his wife and painter,
Maria Jesus de Frutos Arribas, which is entitled ‘Life’.

Together with the president of the Alicante Provincial Council, Carlos Mazon, the president of Atlético de Madrid has commented that “it is a shame that a city like Alicante does not have a team in the First Division”.

“All Alicante have to fight for Alicante to be in the First Division. With the beautiful city that it is and the attractiveness it has, the only thing it lacks is a team in the First Division ”, stressed the sports director and film producer.

From his Atlético de Madrid, Primera leaders with one point ahead of FC Barcelona and three with Real Madrid, he is especially confident that he will win next Sunday at Benito Villamarín at Betis because in these moments of the League “a victory can strengthen you”.

“Now we are all there, at the starting line”, Has continued in reference to FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, two teams that“ have had some bad times ”but now“ are fine ”.

“They both have a chance, just like us, of winning the championship,” so “Now what is needed is to win over Betis on Sunday in Seville continue the march towards the League ”despite the absences of Luis Suárez and Marcos Llorente, the latter due to cards.

Asked about the referees, he stressed that he has always defended them and will defend them while the VAR has reiterated that he does not like it, so “when one does not like something it is difficult to speak well of it.”

From Diego Pablo Simeone, has commented that the Argentine “has his confidence that he believes he can be a champion” and added that, in turn, the board always trusts “in Simeone”.

Regarding the qualifying rounds of the Champions League, he commented that “luck influences football a lot” and, in this context, he recalled that in the last tie, where Atlético lost to London’s Chelsea, the first leg had to be disputed in Romania, “out of our field, which was a handicap”.

Of the only Spanish club that survives in this edition, Real Madrid of Zinedine Zidane, has thought that he looks good, “it is a great team.”