Valencia CFTO"The will to want to arrive", a bible for the club's Centennial
Valencia has presented on Tuesday the official book of the Centennial "The will to want to arrive", a volume of 323 pages of large format and dotted with a multitude of historical images in which it has "condensed the whole history of the club", according to the journalist Luis Furi, one of the authors.
President Anil Murthy took advantage of this act to send a very personal message, before reading a brief speech to all Valencianism. "I started here two years ago here, I do not have any brothers or fathers or grandparents from Valencia, I come from Singapore and it is a great honor for me to preside over Valencia in this very historic year."
Murthy put as a reference to show how competitive football is what happened in the last decade with clubs like Manchester City or PSG to explain the challenge facing Valencia: "How are we going to survive in this highly competitive industry?" Our challenge is to strengthen our local identity together, that our club has a very clear culture, that people around the world when they talk about Valencia know what it is. difficult years, good years, but together. "
Murthy has referred to the importance of the pages of history of the new official book of Valencia:"It's a mistake not to learn from history, because many fans, presidents, managers have not learned lessons from the history of this club, and I want to learn from the decisions of the past to do things well."And he has put his family as an example: "My children and my nephews have in Singapore a pea that sees the games at four in the morning, for me it is very important to teach them to learn the values of the club"
'The will to want to arrive' is the first of two volumes with which the club hopes to capture on paper the whole history of the club. "It is the bible of the Centennial," said journalist Paco Lloret, co-author of this work and author of others on the history of Valencia.
"It is an essential book to understand Valencia, football and the city of Valencia," explained Alfonso Gil, coordinator of the book, in the video prior to the presentation. The press officer of Valencia lex Navarro explained how "Valencia needed a story, how that personality has been defined from the beginning and how it has been developing until today".
The book will be available in Spanish, Valencian and English, according to Enrique Olmos, responsible for the Sargantana publishing house.