Real Madrid spokesperson Emilio Butragueño talked to MARCA this Friday and discussed the decisions made by the club during the Coronavirus pandemic and also the impact the new Bernabeu could have on the Real Madrid’s budget going forward.
First, Butragueño was asked about why Madrid decided not to make any signings last summer, and he was quite clear about it.
“We had to be coherent and consistent and that’s why we sold players and sent other players on loan, which is what the club needed. The club has always been very active in the transfer market but it was time to be cautious. It was a matter of responsibility and consistency. The situation is pretty much the same, we’re in November and have to see how everything develops. I hope we can soon enjoy football the way we always have enjoyed it,” said El Buitre.
Butragueño had some words about La Liga title conquered by the team after the pandemic.
“The team adapted to extraordinary circumstances. They made a great effort both physically and mentally. We wanted to dedicate the title to the whole Spanish society but mainly to the madridistas who were going through tough times,” he explained.
Butragueño then explained the kind of impact the new Bernabeu can have on the club going forward.
“It will be a crucial element for the future of Real Madrid as the Bernabeu was back in 1947. It will start a new era for Real Madrid, the stadium is located in a very strategic place and it will be an icon for the whole city. We will aim to dominate the world of football thanks to the stadium, it will be enjoyed 365 days a year, not only the 30 days when football is played there. We know it’s a big challenge but it will help us so that we can hopefully lead world football in the future. Our goal is to be the best and in order to do that we must have the best players, and the stadium will play a crucial part,” concluded Butragueño.
The works on the stadium are expected to be completed between the end of 2021 and mid 2022.