In an interview with the Daily Mail, Betis veteran Joaquin talked about the rejection of Chelsea in 2005.
In 2005, Chelsea wanted to bring in the 23-year-old Joaquin, but ultimately failed to sign the contract. Talking about this, Joaquin said: "I didn't show up at the meeting. They were all at the Alfonso XIII Hotel. Back from Madrid, I don’t want to go to the meeting."
"I know that if I participate in the meeting, I will go to the Premier League, so I did not participate. Then I apologize亚搏直播色版appd to Mourinho and Mourinho told me that I was the first player to say no to him. ."
"At that time, Betis chairman Lopera had reached an agreement with Chelsea. This happened too quickly for me. At the critica亚搏直播色版appl moment, I don't want to transfer to another team. I don't want to leave home."
"People always ask me if I don't regret it. The answer is no. Although I knew I missed an important opportunity, I could go to a big team to make a lot of money, but I didn't think about it at the time."
Joaquin also talked about his career: "I hope that after this year, I can play for another season. If my 亚搏直播色版appbody allows, I will not leave the field."