Betis ‘official’ the goodbye of Mandi, who will play at Villarreal
TOAlthough it was an open secret for several weeks, until today none of the parties involved in the change of scene of Aïssa Mandi it had been officially pronounced. The first to do so was the Betis, who with a message published on his social media profiles has confirmed the departure of the central-franco Algerian from the club where he has played the last five seasons.
“For your professionalism, dedication and dedication for this shield from the first day you arrived, thank you, Mandi. All the luck in the world in the next challenges “, has shared the Verdiblanco club, along with a photograph of the Algerian international celebrating a goal. An image to which another of the footballer posing with Rafael Gordillo placeholder image, the club’s director of institutional relations, wearing a shirt with the number 884.
Mandi He is the 884th player who has worn the verdiblanca elastic in the entire history of the entity. And for the five seasons he’s been in the Betis, has become the second foreign footballer with the most games played with the team, with 173, only surpassed by the Brazilian Denilson. In this five years in the Benito Villamarin, Aïssa has contributed to achieving two classifications to play the UEFA Europa League, the last certified last Saturday.
After several months of negotiations without reaching an agreement, Mandi has decided to continue his career in the Villarreal, club that will arrive with the freedom letter. The Franco-Algerian will be very aware of the final of the Europa League who faces his future team with him Manchester United because it depends on its result that the next season will play the Champions League or have to settle for playing the new Conference league.
A walk through Villamarín as a farewell
“Many memories here, many, really … After so long you keep everything, good or bad, you keep everything. It is part of our little history with this club. One word is demanding, really. Incredible, demanding, in this club, with this hobby you cannot relax. It is what I liked. This club is growing and that is why you cannot relax you never have to perform at your best, 100% in every game. I really liked what I wanted out of France it was to find that, a demanding club, and I have found it “; Mandi in a farewell video of the Betis.
“When you go out and listen to the anthem it’s incredible, even the rivals told us, it’s good to come here because you know that the atmosphere is going to be spectacular. And you go out before 50,000 or 55,000 singing the anthem and you get goose bumps. No I like to sell smoke, it is the typical phrase that they have one more Betic, but I don’t like to talk, I do it with acts and the truth is that this club is for life. Both professionally and personally, because I have grown as a man too “, the Algerian concludes.