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THE RETURN OF A MYTH

08 Apr 2016
Juan Carlos Valerón returns to the Riazor after two years. The eternal 21 of Deportivo will probably be on the bench, but will surely enjoy the moment for the situation lived by both clubs at the standings.

Monday’s game is important as it could close the goal of the season, but it’s also special as a very special player returns to the Riazor: Juan Carlos Valerón. El Flaco remains active at as his 40’s and is the spiritual leader of a team that has won five of its last six games and that’s also caressing the permanence.

For this reason, it is a sweet moment for the Canarian playmaker; after all his two clubs are really close to secure the continuity at the elite. On this season Valerón has only played two times as a starter (265 minutes) and will probably start on the bench, but still the environment is going to be pretty special.

The federation of peñas is planning a special tribute at the hotel for to the legend of Deportivo, while a group of fans is promoting the idea of a round of applauses at minute 21 during Monday’s game as a tribute for a player that was a symbol of an era.

Valerón addressed the media on Tuesday and said that he will enjoy more this game for the situation at both sides, “I will enjoy this visit more than the last one. For me the UD is my home, the place where I started, but I cannot forgive how important is the city of A Coruña for me. It is in my heart. It was a very important phase in my life, I will say hello to many friends and former partners, like Manuel Pablo.”

At the beginning of the season it was commented that this could be his last season, but lately it has been known that UD Las Palmas are offering one more year to him. Valerón didn’t want to talk of the subject and just commented what he expects from the game, “We are fine as the feelings are good, the rivals notice it and they know. We must follow the same path of recent weeks, but Deportivo also want to move forward with the game for what can happen from here until the end of the season.” 

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