Cristian Stuani, Girona striker, was the living image of satisfaction and joy at the end of Heliodoro Rodríguez López’s duel, a historic night in which the Catalan team has won the ticket for the First Division. The top scorer has once again been decisive and enters the club’s history through the front door.
“So many memories come to mind right now, so much sacrifice, we have tried again and again and after three finals, the third time is the charm. We have achieved it. I can only thank you and I can only say that you always have to fight and you never have to give up. This team has shown it,” the Uruguayan told ‘Movistar LaLiga.
Stuani opened the win this Sunday, when converting a penalty. “Very difficult. I had it in my head, I studied the goalkeeper before too and I was very clear that I was going to shoot him there. Luckily, it has served for this”, added the attacker, who dedicated the promotion to his “family, which he has been through thick and thin”, to his “colleagues”, of whom he is “very proud” because they are “warriors”, and to “all the people of Girona and the province”.
“It is a joy that I cannot explain to you”, the attacker abounded
The goalkeeper Juan Carlos It was hard for him to hold back tears of emotion: “I’m very happy. We’ve suffered a lot. We’ve had to live the bitter side of this for two years, but today it’s time to enjoy it.”
Ivan Martin, that he was injured in tears, in the first part he confessed “it’s a bitch that in this situation he couldn’t help the team, but in the end we managed it”.
While Bernardo, bastion behindhighlighted that “going up is something outstanding, and doing it after some obstacles that could leave you further down… This has been an unforgettable year, of having faith and resilience”.
Aleix García, one of the best in midfield Catalan, acknowledged not having “words. The team has suffered throughout the year, but we have believed. Congratulations to Tenerife for getting here, but Girona deserved it.”
Finally Arnau Martínez He stressed that Tenerife “is a very good team and we knew that they could score a goal for us at any time. He then revealed that Míchel “told us to believe and not to score any goals at the beginning so as not to screw up the tie”.