Top stories

López Garai: "The thing about Gijón was a drop in the desert" – Transgaming

by: Adam Smith


Aritz López Garai broke the silence. The Tenerife coach until a few weeks ago did not bother to talk about his premature departure from the club after the draw against Cadiz. Like he said, "It was 35 minutes to wait, although Victor Moreno had already moved me that the situation was difficult." Then he confirmed that the president's decision was "irrevocable".

Shield / Flag Tenerife

Speaking to Rede SER, he remembered what those moments were like. "Victor told us he had to go upstairs to talk to the board, but it was already leaked on social networks that he would probably be fired. They were very uncomfortable 35 minutes waiting for events."he indicated.

In the interview, López Garai deplored the statements of one of the institution's reference shareholders – in reference to Amid Achi- and described them as "Comical, if not surreal, and that the club had to limit or stop them so as not to damage Tenerife's image abroad, as well as the locker room and football player".

In the 0-2 win at Gijón shortly after his departure, he thought it was "Like a drop in the desert. It's not about winning, but it also matters how."he said, although he added that his statements were "with due respect to Sesé Rivero, Quique Medina and Ricardo".

The Basque also predicted that the team would be saved, confirmed that it was intended by the sports board to sign in the winter and that the team set up in the summer "was very young, with many inexperienced players."

Finally, he commented in Mauro Dos Santos that the club intended to leave, but no option satisfied him and he remained as one more. During the conversation, he praised the behavior of his soccer players and that they were dying with him; He also referred to the numerous samples of support received from fans.