Grimaldo: “There will be those who don’t understand, but I gave everything for this club during the eight years” – Sports

Grimaldo was, naturally, one of the highlights of the Benfica players’ party on the Luz lawn. This Saturday, against Santa Clara, the left-back played his last game with the reds’ jersey.

Speaking to journalists, the Spaniard underlined his love for the club and explained why he signed Bayer Leverkusen’s invitation. “We gave everything, I also gave everything for this moment. I knew I was going to leave here and I needed to do it big by winning this title. The fans deserve it and I personally think I deserved it too”, began by saying the full-back. -left, in statements to journalists on the lawn of Luz.

Penalty in the last game
“It’s a very special moment, many sensations, it’s been many years here. I love this club, despite leaving for other reasons, I love this club and I will always love it.”

Reasons for leaving
“I’ve been here at the club for eight years. I wanted to try other things, try new goals. I love this club, I’ve always said so, I have the personality to say things to your face, and if I leave this club it’s not because I don’t love it.”

If it were today, would you sign for Bayer?
“Without a doubt, this moment is very special for me. Being here today is incredible, but I signed with Bayer Leverkusen because I spoke with Xabi Alonso and decided that I wanted to be with him next year, try other goals and live a new experience in the my football career.”

Message for supporters
“There will always be people who understand and others who don’t, but I’ve given everything for this club during these eight years. That’s the reality. I hope they’re proud of me and that Benfica will be very happy in the future because I’ll always support them. years here, I made my career here. It’s all amazing. I love this club. I just want to say thank you to everyone.”

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