Delivery. By obtaining the draw this Saturday on the lawn of Zaragoza (0-0, 38th day), Espanyol took the point that was missing to officially validate his return to La Liga four days before the end of his championship. The Pericos are sure to finish in one of the top two places in La Liga 1 | 2 | 3 and therefore return to the top flight next season. A relief for a whole club, relegated last year, and some players, including a certain Sergi Darder (27).
The former Lyonnais, who arrived in the summer of 2017, still had the descent across the gorge. “Everyone who came down was affected and the coach, in four training sessions and four conferences, changed the mentality. Personally, he helped me a lot, as he did for the whole team. Sportingly speaking, he saw that the team had the level but was not able to demonstrate it, he was able to get the best out of the players ”, he told this Tuesday at a press conference, relayed by TV3.
A real revenge
The midfielder himself has found himself this season. With 6 goals and 3 assists in 37 matches, the native of Arta was one of the leaders of his team, with Raul De Tomas, Adrian Embarba or Diego Lopez. “This year, I felt like a footballer again, I had fun, I had the help of the coach and I became the footballer I was once again. Since the climb, I feel liberated. Going up was an obligation and now you have to take advantage ”, he blurted out.
He now wants to go for the league title before confirming his comeback in La Liga next season. “It’s still early days to talk about what’s going to happen in La Liga, but we have to be ambitious and aspire to win every game. The team is no worse than many La Liga teams, but we have to prove it, which we did not know how to do last season ”, he concluded. Like an air of revenge.
Us ho devíem. I ho hem aconseguit.
– RCD Espanyol de Barcelona (@RCDEspanyol) May 8, 2021