Josema Giménez, in a party in front of the Athletic


Atlético could have decided not to make the corridor to Madrid

Published:1/05/2022 - 08:11h

Updated:1/05/2022 - 08:11h

Josema Giménez has dropped that for reasons of respect for the Atlético fans who will be present at the Wanda Metropolitano for the next edition of the Madrid derby, the colchoneros could not receive their rival with the traditional corridor

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With the victory by 4-0 in front of the Espanyol, the Real Madrid has proclaimed champion of LaLiga in the season 2021-22. Of this way, the whites have reached his conquest number 35 in the local tournament to fault of four days for the culmination. Thus, as it already is tradition, to the next rival of the merengues, the Athletic of Madrid, corresponds him do the corridor of honour.

However, the colchoneros would not be by the work to have this gesture with the whites after the obtaining of the title. At least like this it has left it fall José María Giménez after the defeat in front of the Athletic of Bilbao by 2-0, signalling that it could treat of a question of respect: "Congratulate to the Madrid by the title achieved, really think that deserve it to him, but we respect a lot to our fans".

The Barça and the Madrid already have denied to do the corridor

It would not be the first time that some team dares to break this tradition; in fact, already it has occurred between the FC Barcelona and the Real Madrid, that after starring a similar episode in 2008, fell in the controversial years afterwards. It was in the course 2017-18, when the merengues came to win the World-wide of Clubs and the culés denied arguing have not contested this competition.

However, there were analogous episodes in other leagues, as in the case of the Inter, that received with honours to the Milan, his acérrimo rival venue, after having obtained the world-wide title in December of 2007. After the refusal of the Barça to make it, the Madrid also opuso to have this gesture when the Barcelona obtained the title of League in 2018, something that already had advanced the then white trainer, Zinedine Zidane.

The Athletic follows trusted

In spite of the defeat, Giménez has clear that the team of Simeone still depends on yes to classify to the Champions: "If there is something that leaves us a bit calm is to know that we depend on we. When one depends on yes same has to do all so that no escape him this bullet. It is a beautiful opportunity for us classify us for Champions. We have to win the parties that remain as it was. That is the reality. And also that they are parties very difficult, but go to treat to carry out them".

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