We are sorry, we have failed you and we know that nothing we say now can console your pain, nor calm your helplessness and anger. We fought and we believed in achieving the objective until the last moment, but we have not achieved it and, from the Board of Directors of RCD Espanyol, we want to apologise and assume all our responsibility in an outcome that you do not deserve. It is a moment of deep sadness for all of us who love RCD Espanyol. Going back to the Second Division is a blow; nobody wanted it, nor expected it. We have not learned as we should have from the mistakes made a few seasons ago and we will have to play in the second tier for the sixth time in our history.
It is time to analyse the season and be self-critical, to correct the mistakes, but also to enhance our virtues. We know that the Club has not been up to the task in many moments of the season, that it has not been able to redirect a situation that began to go wrong a long time ago, but there is no use complaining now. We can learn from the past, but what matters is the present and starting a path that will return us to the place that we deserve for our history and our fans.
We have fallen countless times and we have always risen. This time will not be different. Rebellion, non-conformity and the fighting spirit are part of our DNA. A perico does not give up, and never will. The responsibility for relegation lies within the Club's management and the decisions that should take us back to LaLiga and on which we are already working to regain your confidence must also start from there. Your support for the team and our colours is indisputable because you have always been there.
We cannot ask you for anything. You have gone above and beyond for your Club. You backed, pushed and believed in us until the last minute. For our part there can only be one single commitment: to work from this very moment to bounce back immediately to the top flight, devoting all the resources at our disposal to it. Your support is essential for our players. We promise to give everything for our century-old badge and for you.
Our most sincere apologies.