Joaquin Sanchez was the great protagonist of the first triumph in the history of Real Betis in the centenary stadium of The Collao, who had previously visited the Verdiblancos on five occasions -the last in 1969 by the hand of Fernando Daucik, all to be measured at Alcoyano in the Second division, without ever achieving victory and boxed in some severe defeat, such as 6-1 in 1946. The Betic captain was the great protagonist of the night, scoring his first goal at the age of 40 and giving two assists that put the triumph back on track Betic.
“I am happy because in this type of game you always have to enter concentrated, with a lot of respect. It was a very nice opportunity for them to play with a First and it would not be the first time that surprises could be given in this type of match. The result is important to start the Cup well and I am also satisfied with the goal and for having contributed to the team, which is what you want when you play, “he said. Joaquin after the game.
The Betic captain was fired with a thunderous applause from the fans, many of them Betic, present at the stadium of The Collao: “I will never tire of saying that for me these tributes are a satisfaction and a privilege, because the reception is unanimous and the ovations are the greatest thing I am going to get. I want to thank everyone because the affection with me and with him team has been great. And wish luck to the Alicante“, affirmed Joaquín.
With the goal scored this Wednesday, Joaquin He has already signed 21 consecutive seasons scoring in official competition, since he debuted in 2011/02, being the only footballer of the five major European leagues to achieve it in the 21st century, according to data from @LIgaEnDirecto: “They are numbers that you get. It’s not easy to be in the First Division, playing and feeling like one more. These are games that, a priori, at the stage I’m in, they might think they don’t matter to me, but I I enter with a special enthusiasm and motivation, with the desire to take advantage of these matches to feel like a footballer. Although I don’t have to prove anything to anyone, they are an opportunity to show that I am competitive and vindicate myself “, he indicated Joaquin.
Joaquin He wore this Wednesday, December 1, a very special captain’s armband, dedicated to the bullfighter -and great Betic- Curro Romero, for his 88th birthday. “It has made me very excited because I didn’t know anything. They already told me it was a special bracelet … just when the teacher’s movie was being released. From here that little tribute to Curro, who for me is more than a legend, is a friend and it is a privilege to have spent time and conversations with such a wonderful person. Very happy to have been able to participate in that little tribute “, he highlighted Joaquin.
Now Joaquin has put all five senses in the visit to the Camp Nou to measure against FC Barcelona of his “friend and partner” Xavi, to whom he wishes “the best from Saturday.” “Now we go back to The league, where we are in a very good moment. We go to an always difficult field, with a special motivation, because it motivates being able to beat him, knowing that away from home we are also a dangerous team; and we are going to try to win, to put them in trouble and try to get the three points to stay up there, “he concluded.