Albert Aliaga, president of the club assured that “we are very excited that a player like Michael, an MVP, has decided to be with us”. Pep Casterlenas, vice-president of the club, also wanted to highlight that the fact that Michael Carrera has preferred Força Lleida to going to a club with a higher salary “must be a message to the fans so that next year they renew their season ticket, to get involved in the pavilion to revive the spirit and atmosphere generated this year”. Castarlenas adds that Carrera has a winning character, taking impossible rebounds and scoring differential points. In addition, he mentions that the fans have been given a point of energy when it comes to cheering and the communion should try to maintain or overcome it. “The good hobbies are in the green ones and in the mature ones”, he points out.
Michael Carrera began his speech by saying that “money doesn’t buy loyalty or family and Força Lleida has become my family from the first moment”. Carrera remained silent and very emotional for a moment that was broken by the applause of those present at the press conference. “Lleida has given me the opportunity that neither a club in Europe nor in Latin America has given me.” Carrera continued to be emotional throughout the entire press conference, mentioning one by one the people involved not only in his renewal but also those who have given him greater support and confidence over the years he has been in Lleida.
With his sights set on the next season, Carrera says that he is to give 250% in each game, that he will fight for it and that he hopes the fans will stick with it from minute 1. “I ask you to take a step forward in what It will be the start of the season and they have confidence in us”. Carrera has made reference to the last match at the Espai Fruita Barris Nord with 5,500 people in the pavilion cheering on the team. “In the beginning we had no support, nobody gave a penny for us. Little by little it evolved.” Carrera insists that it would be appreciated.