This Friday at the Consulate of Argentina in Madrid was the president of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, along with more than 60 athletes of Argentine origin. Among the attendees were Fernando Belasteguín, world number one of the paddle, Martín Mantovani, Martin Demichelis, Santiago Solari, Jorge Valdano or Nicolás Gaitán. Also attending the event were Florentino Pérez and Enrique Cerezo, presidents of Real Madrid and Atletico.
In the heart of Madrid, Macri culminated the visit to the capital of Spain with an emotional encounter championed by MARCA in which the sport was the main protagonist. Antonio Fernandez-Galiano (president of Unidad Editorial) and Juan Ignacio Gallardo (director of MARCA) handed Macri a cover of the newspaper with his image.
“Thank you for joining us in this tour finale in Spain, where I had the opportunity to remind Florentino that we won them when we competed in Tokyo,” the president said with applause.
“We are grateful to all the Argentines who live in Spain for the welcome you have given us. We all know that in the last 13 years there has been tension between the Argentine government and the Spanish, but this is over. Interesting for us, “he said.
In conclusion, he wanted to send a thank-you message. “I want to thank our athletes for having represented us so well, as I said to Rajoy, I hope it will be more difficult for us to steal the coaches and the players in Spain, congratulations for all that you have done.”