ANDl Swedish forward nationalized American Jeffrey Taylorthat last saturday ended his relationship with Real Madrid after seven seasonswanted to say goodbye to the Madrid fans stating that “the moment arrived that I didn’t want it to come” and pointing out that he has in his heart “nothing but love” for the Madrid club.
That moment has come that I didn’t want it to come. It’s time to say goodbye to my ‘family’ and it’s hard
“That moment has come that I didn’t want to come. It’s time to say goodbye to my ‘family’ and it’s hard. When I arrived in Madrid seven years ago, I never imagined that I would be here all this time.. I have felt very welcome from day one,” Taylor posted on her social media.
Second foreigner with the most appearances at Real Madrid
Taylor, born in Norrköping (Sweden) on May 23, 1989, has become the second foreigner with the most matches has played in the history of Real Madrid basketball, with a total of 463 encounters.
“The real Madrid opened doors for me after my Achilles tendon injuryThey gave me an opportunity and for that I will always be grateful to the club. I am proud to have been part of 13 titles during my 7 years at the club along with a lifetime of great memories on and off the pitch”, he pointed out.
I am grateful to have been able to share the track with Euroleague legends like Sergio Llull, Rudy, Felipe Reyes, Chapu Nocioni, Facu Campazzo or Luka Doncic
Since his signing as a madridista in 2015, Taylor has conquered a European Cup, an Intercontinental Cup, four Leagues, three Copas del Rey and four Spanish Super Cups.
“I have always tried to do what the team needed from me, because I have valued winning more than any individual recognition. I believe that for a team to win championships, it must have players who accept their roles and commit to performing them to the best of their ability. I have done it, I have left my soul for my teammates,” he added.
Amazing players and great people
In addition, he wanted to make special mention of several of his former teammates: “I am grateful to have been able to share the track with Euroleague legends like Sergio Llull, Rudy, Felipe Reyes, Chapu Nocioni, Facu Campazzo, Luka Doncic, to name a few. All the teammates I had during my time at Real Madrid were amazing players and great people. The experiences and lessons I take with me are unforgettable and very valuable.”
“I am leaving Madrid in peace and I have nothing in my heart but love for Real Madrid and for all his fans”, he concluded.