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The countdown for the Legends Match is on
The countdown for the Legends Match is on

Gonzalo, Venta and Musacchio, who play in the match, have appeared at a press conference

Former Villarreal CF players Gonzalo Rodríguez, Mateo Musacchio and Javi Venta have appeared before the media in the press room of the José Manuel Llaneza Training Ground. The former Yellows have reviewed different moments of their past as Submarine players and have talked about the exciting event that they will play in tomorrow, the Legends Match.

Gonzalo Rodríguez

“We feel privileged that the club still remembers us, after such a long time without having been here, in this year that is so important for the club. We are very happy to see so many former colleagues and it is going to be a moment to enjoy.

“The moments you remember the most are when you arrive here. We arrived here very young, we grew up here, it’s where we started to live on our own… Villarreal was always a support. A family was formed here and that’s what Villarreal is all about. The feeling tomorrow is going to be one of melancholy for everything we have been through. It’s going to be really nice to lift our heads and see all the fans.”

Javi Venta

“I am very excited to be back in Villarreal and to be back on the pitch. The other day when I saw it, I was impressed. It’s nice to meet up again with team-mates with whom you’ve had such good times. I’m looking forward to getting on the pitch”.

“I can’t just focus on one moment. The growth of the club since I arrived was very big. I was lucky enough to grow as the club grew. I felt very loved and I still feel loved. Now I want to enjoy this moment with the whole family. I’m looking forward to enjoying this moment with the people and with the club, which has always respected me and has always been very fond of me.”

Mateo Musacchio

“It’s very nice to be back at Villarreal and to be part of this party. To be here is a source of pride and it’s going to be a very emotional and beautiful day for everyone. To see so many idols together, I think it’s going to be a very nice day to remember.

“Coming back after so many years, the first thing that comes to my mind is when I arrived here so young with a lot of excitement. It’s going to be a very emotional day to enjoy.”