Coke’s move to Schalke is the saddest transfer of the summer
August 2, 2016
Sevilla captain Coke has decided to move to Schalke after five seasons and three Europa League titles with the Spanish club. With his now former Sevilla teammates in attendnace, there wasn’t a dry eye at Coke’s farewell press conference.
From ESPN FC:
At Coke’s final news conference, Monchi said: “Today is a difficult day. I have sold many players and many of the transfers cause doubt, but about this one I am sure that something isn’t going well and we didn’t get it right.
“I have a bad taste in my mouth because in this transfer we made a mistake, we have lost someone who is very important. We are not just losing a player, we are not losing a right-back, we are not losing a captain, we are losing the heart of the team, a player who always gave his all for the club.”
Before the tears started flowing, Coke said:
“I have had a funny feeling over the past two days, my heart doesn’t feel like it is in the right place,” he said. “As I have said, the career of a player is short. I feel that this is what I have to do, but it gives me great sadness to leave all this behind. I will always keep Sevilla close to my heart.”
Is it too late to call this transfer off? How can you be a party to this level of sadness, Schalke? Why is there so much dust in my eyes right now? Someone make this awful feeling stop!