“I am not sad because it ended, I am happy because it happened.” With this emotional phrase, Juan begins his farewell letter from Galatasaray.
Through his Social Networks, the Spanish footballer ends a successful spell in which he has had the opportunity to win a league title for the first time and, above all, has been able to experience first-hand the passion of Turkish football and especially the shown by Galatasaray fans.
The publication on his official channels was received in an extraordinary way throughout the world, confirming that Juan has left his mark in Istanbul despite having only played in the Super League for one season. Within three hours of communicating his goodbye, he had already received more than 8,000 messages.
An impressive (and never before seen) run of fourteen consecutive victories in the Super League was decisive for the proclamation of Galatasaray as champions. Juan Mata has contributed to Galatasaray’s success by playing 18 games, in which he has scored three goals and assisted twice.