Zaragoza, Apr 24 (EFE) But what about the “happy” club?
In an emotional press conference in which, especially at the beginning, he was very emotional, the player from Ejea de los Caballeros made an extensive chapter of thanks, he apologized to those who did not believe that he was up to the task and He has thanked “everyone who is part of this dream of a boy from Ejea”.
The midfielder, who has acknowledged that he was “overwhelmed” by everything he has seen in recent days, has pointed out that he had left his mark and that during his career he has felt like a “footballer and Real Zaragoza footballer”.
Zapater has indicated that he was now in a process of “assimilating everything” and that he has had “difficult” days because he considered what is being done for him “amazing” because he does not believe he deserves so much and for that he wanted to say thank you.
“It is a day that you never want to come but I leave happy. I’ve given it my all and I don’t want it to seem like it’s sad. I am leaving happy, I never imagined what I have experienced and I wanted to thank everyone. Aúpa Zaragoza ”, she pointed out.
He also explained that finals are difficult and that the club is above anyone else: “if it happened like that, it’s because it’s for the best, it had to happen and that’s it”.
In this regard, he has added that he is “lucky” and that he did not want to think about whether he could have done “this or that” so he does not have any thorns in him.
The midfielder explained that he had not appeared with anything written because this Tuesday he was going to prepare a text and that his wife told him to simply tell what he felt.
“I am what I am thanks to Real Zaragoza, which has allowed me to sit here now and feel respected, go to school and have the children look at you differently, be a preacher at my town’s festivities, represent my country, fulfill a dream, it has shaped me as a person, it has made me able to do what I like, feel it and make people laugh and cry”, he explained.
In this regard, he added that he considered himself “privileged and lucky” because he never thought that everything he has experienced was going to happen.
“I always believed that I was a chosen one. There are many who have stayed on the road because this is very difficult, ”she added.
Asked why he was feeling at the moment, he indicated that he had many things on his mind but that he was thinking about Friday, the last league game and that he had to win it.
“Every game counts and on Friday we have to win and do it the way we have to. Right now I do not accept that within three or four days it is over. It may be that this happens but I have to see it with my family. I don’t see myself clearly saying that I’m leaving football, but time will tell. It has to be something very special for my family ”, she has indicated.
Alberto Zapater has reiterated that right now he is only thinking about the match against Tenerife but that afterwards he does not know if on Saturday “the abyss will be there”.
“I want to see if I can’t stop. You have to do it convinced and I have to feel good about myself. We have the best profession there is. I’ll have to see, time will tell me. I will have to see what my body asks for. I need to see that I am doing something and feel full, but I will have to see that ”, he stated.
Regarding what most outstanding memories he has, the Aragonese player has indicated that he can tell “a hundred thousand anecdotes” but that he remains with his debut with Real Zaragoza on August 29, 2004 at La Romareda in the first leg of the Super Cup against Valencia.
In this regard, he wanted to remember Víctor Muñoz, who was the coach who trusted him and made him debut with the elastic ‘blanquilla’.
Alberto Zapater has stressed that he has had a “passion” for football, which has been what has made him give “a plus” as a player and what has made him overcome injuries, illnesses and setbacks.
Zapater’s entry: “It’s a day you never want to come but I’m leaving happy” was first published in EFE Noticias.