11 April 2012

Zubizarreta: "The applause Abidal was exciting"

Andoni Zubizarreta expressed his gratitude to the fans of Barça for his tribute to Éric Abidal, who on Tuesday underwent a liver transplant.

Azulgranas supporters dedicated a heartfelt ovation French defender in the 22-minute number that Abidal looks back at Barça, the match against Getafe at Camp Nou.

"We appreciate the applause exciting in that minute, more than ever. Do not know anything about the operation yet," said the director of professional football's FC Barcelona.

The leader also alluded to the statements of Pep Guardiola, who yesterday said he has asked his players to run less and laugh more. "You have to work hard," he said.

Zubizarreta, moreover, would not argue with Madrid coach José Mourinho, or his deputy, Aitor Karanka: "I only know what I mean, I like football and enjoy it," he said. (via SPORT)