Former Real Madrid player and Coach Jorge Valdano has hailed the fans of Girona for their ‘attitude’ during Sunday’s win over the champions.
Amidst a tense political backdrop in Catalonia– with media speculation that the match may be called off – there was ultimately no security issues as the hosts secured a stunning victory.
“The attitude of Girona’s fans was perfect,” Valdano told El Transistor on Sunday evening.
“The situation was not politically contaminated despite media speculation and they fully got behind their team to create a wonderful atmosphere both inside the stadium and the city.
“Flags of both Spain and Catalonia were inside the stadium yet nothing happened because of that, and that may actually have disappointed some people who expected something else.”