Valencia CFTOThe party of legends coincides with another party that had signed from the previous summer
ANDhe former Gaizka Mendieta Valencia explained in the program T4 of Radio MARCA the reasons why he could not participate in any of the two major events that the club of Mestalla has organized to celebrate its centenary and for which it has been criticized by some sectors of the fans. The conclusion of his explanations is summarized in this sentence: "Perhaps a longer term planning would have been more appropriate".
The former player was grateful to explain himself and made a chronological tour of the events: "In July 2018 I present together with a company called GLS, the organizer of this tournament that has been played in China, and I contractually agree to play and help in When the Valencia in November of that same year informs me that it will organize events[con motivo del Centenario]Of course I communicate my predisposition and my illusion to participate in those in which I can be. "
But it was later, when the dates were confirmed – in the month of December it was known that the selection will play on March 23 and the match of the legends will be on the 24th – when Mendieta realized that she could not be there: "When they confirm me the dates, unfortunately I have to inform you that it is impossible for me the game of Legends of the 24th, because I have a contract that I can not break and that I can not escape and that if they consider changing that date to any other day, that I was delighted to go to the game, but the club did not consider another date and unfortunately I could not be in. It was not only my absence but that of other great players of the club who could not be there, maybe a longer term plan would have been more appropriate " .
He also referred to the cvica march, held on March 18 and in which he was not and in this case points to the little interest of the club: "I wanted to be in the event of the 18th[de marzo]but the club did not give me the facilities to be there and I could not be unfortunately. For two different reasons I could not be in any of them. "
However, he is grateful for the efforts of Fernando Giner, president of the Association of Footballers: "I spoke with Giner several times through the Association that is the entity that most interested in such events, from the first moment I went Of course, my interest in going, but unfortunately for the 24th day I could not free myself from this commitment and, to my regret, I could not participate in these events. "