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“His words an­noyed me a lot, be­cause they are not true. Dani is telling a story that is far from the re­al­ity, and yes Betis may have erred by not sign­ing a deal many months ear­lier but the player stalled for months. From my point of view it was clear that he was think­ing only of him­self and not about Betis, and ul­ti­mately it led to an exit that was not pleas­ant for any­one.” - Real Betis vice- pres­i­dent Jose Miguel Lopez Cata­lan re­sponded to Dani Ce­bal­los’ claims that his exit from the club was Betis’ fault, who stalled on a new deal and told lies about him to their fans.

“It’s true that we’d have loved to go through, but at least we’re stay­ing in the high­est tier. I also think there’s a team un­der con­struc­tion with many young play­ers. We’ll go step by step and put our faith in this group of play­ers, who are sen­sa­tional. There’s the ob­vi­ous in­clu­sion of a new gen­er­a­tion. The Coach has all our con­fi­dence to bring through these young play­ers.” - The Royal Span­ish Football Fed­er­a­tion pres­i­dent Luis Ru­biales ex­pressed his dis­ap­point­ment in Spain not qual­i­fy­ing out of their UEFA Na­tions League group, but is nonethe­less happy with the work Luis En­rique is do­ing.

“But I can say that this is the best group that I have played with. Here we are a team. In other places some feel big­ger than the rest, but here they are all on the same level, they are hum­ble and they want to win.” - Cris­tiano Ron­aldo heaps praise on his new team­mates at Ju­ven­tus while tak­ing a sly dig at his ex-team Real Madrid.

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