Check out Juanfran's emotional Instagram letter to the Atletico Madrid fans


The saddest sight of the weekend was surely a broken Juanfran after he missed the penalty which handed the Champions League trophy to Real Madrid.

Afterwards the defender went to the Atletico Madrid fans to beg for their forgiveness - and they responded by giving him a standing ovation.

And he has now responded via Atletico's Instagram account.

He wrote: "Hello Atléticos,

"I have asked the club to address all of you with this letter to tell you everything I feel.

"I will never forget your displays of affection when I came to ask for your forgiveness. Seeing my tears reflected in the faces of the thousands of Atléticos that packed that end of the stadium helped me cope with the tremendous sadness I felt in those hard times. As well as the support of my teammates, coaches, and all the people that makes this big family.

"I also want to thank you for always believing in us and, above all, for proving that being an Atlético is something very special, different, and that our heart beats stronger than any other.

"Two years ago, I told you that we would return to a final, now, I tell you that Gabi, our captain, will lift the Champions League sooner or later, and we will celebrate it all together in Neptuno.

"I love you very much and GO ATLETI."