RIYADH — Real Madrid's striker Joselu has credited the passionate Riyadh fans for their crucial role in the team's journey to the Spanish Super Cup 2024 final. Following a thrilling semi-final victory over Atletico Madrid at the packed Al Awwal Park, Joselu praised the team's supporters for creating a home-like atmosphere that served as a driving force for Los Blancos.
In the semi-final match, Real Madrid, led by Carlo Ancelotti, staged a remarkable comeback to secure a 5-3 victory. Joselu, coming on as a substitute, played a pivotal role, pressuring Atletico's Stefan Savic into an own goal that proved crucial in securing their place in the final. Joselu celebrated the goal with a knee slide in front of the enthusiastic crowd, acknowledging the importance of their support.
Joselu highlighted the significance of having the fans present, noting that the majority were Real Madrid supporters, which contributed to the team's confidence. He emphasized the club's commitment to winning the title for their fans and the team.
In a humorous note, the Spanish striker claimed the critical goal for himself, despite it being officially credited to Savic. He described his intention to score and the excellent pass he received, underscoring his eagerness to contribute to the team's success in any possible way.
Looking ahead to Sunday's final, Joselu expressed his readiness to face either Barcelona or CA Osasuna, expressing confidence in his ability to score against both teams. He stressed the importance of rest and preparation to ensure Real Madrid performs at their best in the final showdown.