Only Haitam and those who have been in his inner circle day after day know what the blue and white youth player has gone through to return to the playing fields. Almost a year of ordeal, overcoming a cruciate ligament injury, which he will now begin to forget thanks to his performance in this Sunday’s match against Córdoba. The winger came on in the second half and, with five minutes remaining, became the hero of the match by scoring the goal that rescued a point for the blue and white.
Haitam returned to play for Málaga CF in the derby against Antequera 11 months after his injury, and just a week later he has already had an impact on the team. He scored the equalizer against Córdoba and she couldn’t hold back her tears. It was for him the final point to a torment of almost a year of recovery sessions and being away from the playing fields.
“There are a lot of feelings, I have been practically a year without being able to help the team on the field. A lot of emotion to be able to score with Málaga, I owe everything to the club that has given me the opportunity to be a professional, and very happy,” he said in statements to the club media after the game. “A huge happiness, it is a lot of time, many hours of work and sacrifice. Being able to make my family and people happy is beyond words,” he added.
Haitam is back and, if he continues to show this level, he will become a luxury “reinforcement” for Sergio Pellicer. An early “winter signing”, as Ramón could be in the coming weeks.