Espanyol President Chen Yansheng made this traditional Christmas toast to the press this morning, just before celebrating the meal with the staff and players of the first men's and women's team. Toast in which the president delivered an upbeat message in less than a minute, despite the team's further defeat against CSKA in Moscow and two days after the important meeting against Betis.
“We are going through a difficult time. But we are a historic club, with travel, we suffered great winds and waves, but we managed to overcome them. We will do our best to follow the path, with the goal ahead, and we need your support of the club, the players and you to send a positive message. This will help us make things easier, ”said the president.
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Chen managed to talk lightly with the media, always with the translation of adviser Mao Ye. In addition to Chen, Óscar Perarnau and Roger Guasch, general manager of sports and corporations, respectively, and directors of marketing and communication, Agustí Filomeno and Agustín Rodríguez, were also present. Joan Capdevila, institutional relations spokesman, also accompanied the president.
The owner of the Rastar Group arrived in Barcelona on Monday and went to Sant Adrià to meet the coach and talk to the players and the professional football director. On Tuesday, he chaired the General Assembly and on Thursday saw the end of the European series in the box after 26 undefeated games. On Sunday, you will also see a major live match against Betis, which can be a forward or backward turning point. He is expected to return to China on Tuesday.