Today we conduct an interview with José Juan Figueiras from C.D. Alcoyano.
Name: jose juan figueiras garciaApodo: jota
Date of birth: 31-12-1979
Place: : Vigo, Spain
Current club: C.D. Alcoyano.
Debut: in first division 2003
Clubs: Valladolid B, Orense cf, Celta de vigo, City of Murcia, Granada 74, Aguilas cf, Granada cf, cd Lugo, Elche cf
How did you start playing soccer?
I started playing soccer in a park near my house with my friends and soon I entered a neighborhood team in my city called independent cf.
How would you define yourself as a goalkeeper?
I would define myself as a goalkeeper who does not excel in any given quality but who tries to be complete in all facets.
What qualities do you think are most important for a goalkeeper?
I believe that a goalkeeper needs to master all facets of a goalkeeper, they can´t stand out alone in just one. Over the years all facets of the game are improved.
What advice would you give to a young goalkeeper who was starting to play soccer?
With great effort and work everything can be achieved, but above all that they enjoy every training
What current Ho Soccer glove model do you use? And why?
I currently use the Guerrero Pro Shield Pink, because I really like the negative cut and they have a very good grip and are very comfortable.
What has been the most important moment in your sporting career?
Well, I have several first-rate debuts with Celtic, my city team, the promotions I’ve achieved in my career and the last match against Real Madrid.
We would appreciate if you could briefly talk to us about the moments during and after your last match against Real Madrid in the cup match, where you are considered a hero.
The moments before Madrid’s match were very intense specially in the days before the match. At the beginning of the match I had that tingling feeling in my belly but as soon as I jumped on the field I told myself to enjoy the match… you don´t get to play against Madrid every day and after the match a lot of joy after being able to eliminate Real Madrid from the Cup and very happy to be able to help my team get a pass to the next round, thanks to the work of the entire team during the match that was spectacular.