The Spanish Rafael Nadal, world tennis legend with 19 Grand Slam titles, 35 Masters 1,000 and double Olympic medalist, has never hidden his passion for Real Madrid and was very happy after the league title won yesterday Thursday by the French Zinedine Zidane and assured that this success “is a good example of overcoming”.
“First, illusion. Second with a great personal commitment from each player. When the players have been at home they have fulfilled their routine, because they have returned in great shape, which is more complicated than when you are in a group. For me it is a good example of overcoming, passion for what one does and commitment to his professional facet, “he assured RealMadrid TV.
“I personally lived a very happy day yesterday for the title, but also very sad for the relegation of Mallorca. It is a very important victory within the club because it represents one of the club’s values, the spirit of improvement “, he added.
A Nadal who praised the success of Madrid and regretted that it was not possible to celebrate with the fans: “Without any doubt it is a title that, in that it is a very special League title, has a merit superior to many others for all the adversities that have arisen. It is also somewhat bittersweet because you cannot celebrate with the fans and we live in situations that are very sad in many ways, “he said.
“People are aware of the situation we are in and that we cannot relax. It seems that it was for the better, but we continue to have sources of contagion. Hopefully we can celebrate the joys with our people in a short time ”, he expanded on the majority compliance by Madrid fans not to go out to celebrate it to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.
The tennis player highlighted defensive strength as one of the keys to having achieved the 34th League in the club’s history: “I keep professionalism. The commitment has been great. They have managed to make the team a very solid block, they have scored very few goals and from there the base of success has started. It has not been the highest scoring year we have had as a team, but perhaps in this particular year the fact of being such a solid block behind has allowed those up front to develop their talent when necessary, “he analyzed.
Finally, Nadal assured that he is still working to get ready for the resumption of the tennis circuit, still without a date: “That is not known yet, I am working in my academy every day and preparing myself for what may come. Tennis lives a very complicated situation, since it involves people from all over the world. We are waiting for events and hopefully this nightmare will end soon and we can return to the life we have known ”, he concluded. EFE (HN)