Joaquin pays tribute to Athletic fans

Real Betis captain Joaquin has paid tribute to Athletic Bilbao fans after receiving a ‘beauitful’ standing ovation during their clash on Saturday.

The popular winger was substituted off in the second half of the encounter at the San Mames, which the hosts won 2-0, and he received the adulation of the home fans.

“I always said that I loved playing in the old San Mames,” wrote Joaquin in a Twitter post, as cited by ABC de Sevilla.

“I was motivated by their stadium and the way the fans live football in the stadium, it was definitely one of my favourite places to play.

“The standing ovation that I received from the Athletic fans on Saturday is something that I will never forget, thank you so much to all!

“Viva el Betis!”

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