Real Madrid legends have paid tribute to former and late president Lorenzo Sanz who passed away on Saturday from the pandemic coronavirus.
His son Fernando spoke of the sadness that his family is going through while highlighting the qualities that the late Lorenzo Sanz possessed.
“We are devastated and overwhelmed,” said Fernando Sanz on Tiempo de Juego.
“My father never wanted to believe how incredible he was and what people wanted from him.
“All of us who have been with him has been privileged.”
Ivan Campo won the Champions League in 2000 under Sanz’s presidency and had a very personal relationship with his family.
“Lorenzo was my president, but I lived alone in Madrid and he treated me like a son,” he said.
“I even spent New Years at his house.”
Manolo Sanchis also played under Sanz and was on hand to pay his tribute to his former president.
“He always knew how to understand what was going on in a dressing room,” Sanchis stated.
“He was very close. He showed me from the first minute that he was a direct person.”
Similarly, Fernando Morientes noted Sanz’s care for all those involved with the club.
“He had a close relationship with the dressing room. He was always with us,” the former Real Madrid striker said.
“My relationship with his son Fernando helped me get to know him as a person.
“He could spend hours telling anecdotes about Real Madrid.”