Ajibade: “This season has been crazy full of ups and downs”


The Nigerian footballer Rasheedat Ajibade, forward of Atlético de Madrid Femenino, has described the recently completed season as “a madness full of ups and downs”, although stressing that “the most important thing” has been achieving qualification to compete in the 2024/25 Champions League. since it was one of the “objectives” of the colchoneras.

“This season has been crazy full of ups and downs, although the most important thing is that we have qualified for the Champions League, which was one of our most important goals. I want to continue fighting for more and, ultimately, continue winning. I have the ambition to demonstrate that Atleti has the capacity, quality and talent to be one of the best teams in the world,” said Ajibade after being chosen by her fans as this season’s Five Star Player.

The Nigerian attacker received this award from the Mahou San Miguel beer company, official supplier of Atlético de Madrid. “I am very happy and grateful for having the privilege of playing for this incredible club. I also want to thank the fans for voting me the best player this season,” she commented.

“It has been an incredible experience and I am very excited to receive this award. I also want to thank Mahou for being part of this great team and, of course, my teammates,” added Ajibade, who scored against the team last Saturday. Villarreal scored the decisive goal to put Atlético in next year’s Champions League.

“I was very excited to score and qualify for the Champions League. Honestly, I feel that this is not a personal achievement, but a collective one, because we suffered a lot as a team throughout the season. It was a job we did together, an effort by everyone: the coaching staff, of the players and of all those who surround us both on and off the field. So, in the end, it is a common job, even from the fans. Everyone was chanting for us from the stands, so it has been a journey that We have done everything together in every game,” he said.

Likewise, the red and white star stressed the importance of walking the path together: “The season has been incredible, despite all the suffering we have gone through. In the end it has been worth it and we deserve to be where we are. Everything turned out well and I am happy having helped the team. The most important thing is that the collective work and the fans’ work is recognized. I am sure that our fans have gone through all the emotions during the matches.

“Our goal is to make them happy and, therefore, I want to thank them for all the support they have given us during this campaign. They have been with us both in the good times and the bad, so it is up to us to thank them for this as well. course. Without a doubt, we will return better and stronger than ever for next season. And we will do it all for the fans!” added Ajibade.

In addition, the forward revealed her roadmap in the summer until the next campaign begins. “Now it’s time to go home, rest and recharge my batteries so I can return with more energy, more passion and a more optimistic mentality for the coming year. As for me, I will return to Nigeria to see my family.” “he admitted.

“I plan to rest for around ten days and then I will join the national team to compete in the Olympic Games. I want to continue showing what I can offer as a footballer and as a young talent to develop day by day. And, of course, after this “I will return to Atleti to start next season with the aim of continuing to achieve challenges and break records. I want to be better than I have been this year,” said the Nigerian.

Finally, Ajibade sent a message to the Colchonera fans: “Thank you very much to all the Atleti fans for everything you have given us this season. Over time you see that everything has been worth it, so thank you very much for your support. We greatly value your energy and we will see you next season with the intention of making you feel more proud and bringing you more happiness. Nobody said this would be easy, we have to work hard, but we are here for this. We are going to do our best. , just as you deserve.”