The former Argentine world champion complained about the sales of starting players and the few additions made by the owner of the club, a Singaporean businessman.
The historic forward of Valencia and the Argentine national team, Mario Alberto Kempes, He was enraged against the current leadership of the Mestalla club, and true to his style, as when he defined on the field, He shot hard but not towards the goal, but he did it against the directors of the club.
“I don’t know if they have spent as much as they have sold because the business has been done between Jorge Mendes and the ‘boss'”said the Matador, in reference to the Portuguese sports representative, who manages the career of Cristiano Ronaldo and other great footballers, and Peter Lim, the Singaporean businessman who is the owner and maximum shareholder of the club “That”.
The 1978 world champion lamented the sales of players such as Rodrigo (Leeds United FC), Ferrán Torres (Manchester City), Dani Parejo (Villarreal CF), Geoffrey Kondogbia (Atlético de Madrid) and Francis Coquelin (Villarreal CF), among others, and of the few incorporations to counteract these losses in the Valencian squad.
In this way, the Argentine sentenced: “Everything stays at home because all the players are theirs and Nuno Espírito Santo (Former coach of Valencia), because now at Wolverhampton they also have players ”.
“They are not only destroying the team but also the club, that is the problem”said Kempes, who was chosen as Valencia’s top legend in May this year, beating in the final vote the “Guaje” David Villa.
To sentence, the Argentine added that “There are people who may not know how to speak Spanish and he is directing the club, something that is the minimum, if you are interested in money ”. And he finished off with thick ammunition: “But if you are only interested in money and want to ruin a club, which is what is being done, perfect ..!”.
However, beyond the criticism of the sports leadership, the world ambassador of Valencia did not attack the players, but quite the opposite: thanked the work of the footballers and the current coach, Javi Gracia.
“The boys are doing everything possible and the coach left what they had and told him to ‘fix it’. Luckily the weekend was won, but Valencia is not working well, that is the problem, “he commented. At the touch, he added: “But those at the top don’t care as long as they can pick up what they pick up.”
On the other hand, Kempes showed his pain for the death of Juan Cruz Sol, another historic club player, who died at the age of 73. After his professional career, he dedicated himself to being a player scout and returned to the club of his loves to dedicate himself to the social area of Valencia since 2013.
“We have been receiving good clubs and I am not talking about sports,” El Matador said. “Españeta left, now Juan. They are things that one has to assimilate, it hurts but it is the law of life. He was a friend of his friends, he was ‘Loqui’ for everything, “he recalled.
On the work of his former teammate as an intermediary between the club and the fans, he said: “He was a very nice person, very talkative and hard-working, he didn’t make anyone ugly.” He liked what he did, “Kempes closed.