With the departure of to , Joaquín was given the No.
I was not looking for money.
But this was the first time that we saw that JoaquÃn was truly a different kind of footballer.
His spell on the south coast was unexpectedly successful, with Manuel Pellegrini leading an exciting team to a fourth-placed finish and a Champions League quarter-final.
He won the Copa Del Rey there under Ronald Koeman in 2008, the second trophy of his career after he won it with Betis in 2004.
En su segundo partido de ese mundial, en los cuartos de final contra Corea del Sur, se vio involucrado en dos decisiones discutibles, incluyendo un incidente en el que el juez de línea levantó la bandera para un saque de meta como Joaquín estaba cruzando una pelota a Fernando Morientes, que se le negó un gol de oro.
During the course of the campaign — they also played in the — both players received roughly the same number of minutes and scored a similar total of goals.
He stayed with his boyhood club Betis for six seasons, winning the Copa del Rey in 2005 and becoming a regular in the Spain team.