Florentino Pérez: “Lorenzo Sanz was the one who gave us back the illusion”

first_imgThe president of Real Madrid, Florentino Pérez, wanted to share a few words in memory of Lorenzo Sanz, his counterpart sadly passed away on Saturday at the age of 76, after entering infected with COVID-19.The top president of the white club began the statement transmitting his “Condolences to all his family, especially his wife, his children, his grandchildren and all his friends and loved ones”, and made it known that “Real Madrid is at his side.” He deeply regretted not being able to say goodbye to Lorenzo: “This situation we are going through is so cruel that it prevents us from being with ours in the last moments.” Nor did he forget the families of the victims of the coronavirus “who are experiencing this terrible drama. We live in a time that we couldn’t imagine even in the worst nightmares. “ Florentino took the opportunity to honor the memory of Lorenzo Sanz and emphasize the triumphs that Madrid achieved under his mandate: “Today we remember the figure of Lorenzo Sanz, a president who The long-awaited European Cup brought us to Madrid, after 32 years of long waiting. The madridistas will always remember him as the president who gave us back hope and joy on May 20, 1998 in Amsterdam. The Seventh arrived. Also the Eighth two years later in 2000 in Paris, and Real Madrid returned to occupy its rightful place in history. During his five years of presidency we were once again great in the European competition that our fans love so much and that becomes something unforgettable. With him, Real Madrid continued to enhance its history and legend. “He emphasized the love of the former president of the merengue club for his team: “Lorenzo’s passion was undoubtedly Real Madrid and those emotions were still very present in him during these last years. “In addition, he promised to pay tribute to him at the Bernabéu after the crisis ended: “From the club we are going to do everything that his figure and his legacy deserve to pay him the tribute that all Madrid fans want. A tribute in that Santiago Bernabéu stadium that every game kept coming to feel his team. Now, as we all know, it is not possible, but of course we will carry it out. “Florentino concluded the statement by giving an encouraging message to society to face these days when the pandemic is hitting Spain and the entire world: “I know very well that these days are, without a doubt, days of sadness, but let us not forget that in this strange time we have to live, we must all continue to show strength, resistance and integrity until the end. And that is what the President Lorenzo Sanz “.last_img

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