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May 11, 2022   |  2:10PM AET

López reflects on his goal and enjoying Adelaide

López reflects on his goal and enjoying Adelaide

Spanish sensation, Javi López, spoke to Max Burford from 10 News First Adelaide about life at Adelaide United and discussed his spectacular goal on Sunday against Western United. 

The Reds right-back has been in sensational form this season and is keen to extend his stay in the city of churches.

“When the moment arrives, I don’t have a problem with continuing here (Adelaide United) because I am happy,” the 36-year-old told 10 News First Adelaide on Tuesday.

López is also insistent that retirement is not an option just yet.

“Right now, I feel so good, strong, healthy and overall, very fit,” he said. 

López had only heard of Adelaide through his teammate Isaías (Sánchez) when he signed two years ago.

“When I arrived here (Adelaide) I found it an unbelievable city and thought Adelaide United was an unbelievable club. The guys (teammates) are all family to me,” he explained. 

His family also had no problem settling in and making themselves right at home amongst the team. 

López says his daughters say, “Daddy, you need to win today because I want to go to the changeroom to go and sing with the team!”

Surprisingly, the previous Espanyol captain has never won a trophy but believes his time in Adelaide has rekindled his love for football.

“If I come and win the league, I will definitely be very emotional,” he continued. 

López admitted the goal scored against Western last Sunday was one of the best goals he has scored and was great timing, considering the importance of the game.

And speaking of important games, the Spaniard is expecting a tough contest against Central Coast Mariners in Sunday’s Elimination Final at Coopers Stadium.

Like, the Reds, the Gosford-based side have also won five in a row and are arguably the form team in the competition, having lost just once in its previous 14 games.