Opposing team fans chanted for Mason Greenwood's death on his debut



by SEAD DEDOVIC

Opposing team fans chanted for Mason Greenwood's death on his debut
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Mason Greenwood, after being acquitted of rape charges, continued his career in Getafe. However, if his debut is any indication, Greenwood will not receive positive reactions from opposing fans. Already in the match against Osasuna, the fans chanted; Greenwood die!

This young footballer should not look back on that, and for now the most important thing is the support of his coach, Jose Bordalas. ‘Mason is a great player, we have a lot of trust in him and I think it will be very positive for Getafe and for Spanish football,’ he said, as quoted by METRO!

‘We’re pleasantly surprised by him. Today was a difficult game that was very back and forth. He helped us in attack and in defence too.'

Bordalas on Greenwood's case

Bordalas did not want to comment on Greenwood's case from the court.

For Bordalas, the most important thing is for Mason to be in the right shape and be of great help to his team. A player of that caliber can really help Getafe to achieve its goals! ‘He showed solidarity with his team, and he surprised us [physically].

We are still working with him, as he has gone many months without playing. We will talk this calmly. I imagine today will have been special for him and he will have the satisfaction of feeling like a footballer again. What a footballer wants is to compete, to play.

I only talk about the sporting side of things. Today what I take with me is the expectation of the fans, because he is a great player. We are happy [with him]. Mason arrived on the team with the goal of helping them. He is currently learning Spanish and wants to improve.

His desire and ambition is the most important thing right now. If he is sufficiently motivated and ready, he really has the potential to do great things! ‘He has integrated well, taking into account how little time he has been here.

It’s true that the language is a handicap but we are helping him a lot. He is taking lessons with a teacher and we are trying to accelerate his Spanish. His behaviour has been very good. He comes with enthusiasm and the desire to improve.’