Albiol: “We will continue working hard to get to another final”
Albiol: “We will continue working hard to get to another final”

The defender from Vilamarxant wants to continue making history with Villarreal and has thanked the fans for their support

Raúl Albiol spoke in front of the Villarreal TV cameras after signing a contract extension with the Yellows until 2023. These are the standout aspects of what the Valencian footballer had to say:

Happy with the contract renewal

“I’m very happy to be able to continue with Villarreal for another season, thanks to the great care and attention I’ve received since day one. I need to continue working hard to give my best for the fans and for the club. I couldn’t be happier.”

His future as a yellow

“I need to go step by step and season by season. Everything depends on my performance and my work, but both my family and myself are very happy to continue here. Now, we need to focus on this season, as there is still a lot for us to do.”

Miralcamp, a family

“With the people here, everything is easier thanks to the reception I get. I’m very grateful to the fans. Hopefully we can celebrate more important things with them.”

Sadness but pride in Belfast

“I have experienced some great moments here, but I had to experience a tough moment there. It was a sad night, but as time has gone on, I wouldn’t say it was sad now, because playing in a UEFA Super Cup with Villarreal is one of the best moments of my career, just like the UEFA Europa League. As time passes, you realise. When someone gives their all, they can only be happy. I can only thank the people who supported us in Belfast to try and get our second title. We will continue working hard to have the chance to get to another final.”

The fans singing his name

“That was very emotional for me. I’m not used to people singing my name in the stadiums. The hours after the game (in Belfast) were very tough due to the hard work my team-mates had put in, so I only have words of thanks.”

The happiest moment

“The happiest moment was being able to life the UEFA Europa League trophy with Mario, and see our families and a lot of other people in the stadium supporting us and suffering with us, after the difficult moments we’d all been through due to the pandemic.”