Today we interviewed Manu Roffo from Club Atlético Boca Juniors, Argentina.
How did you start playing soccer?
I started playing soccer on a team in my neighborhood when I was 6!!
How would you define yourself as a goalkeeper?
I’m a goalkeeper with personality, I like the game with my feet and the aerial play.
How is The Boca Juniors Athletic Club in the inside?
It is a club at a European level that offers you the best, and due to its history this means they require a lot of professionalism, both on and off the field you have to give the maximum all the time.
What model of gloves do you wear? And why?
I use the Ho Soccer Supreme Roll/Negative because they are tight on the hand and I find them very comfortable.
What care do you give the gloves to always have them ready?
I wash them every time I use them and I don’t let them dry so that the rubber always has a good grip and doesn’t dry out.
What qualities do you think are most important for a goalkeeper?
To be aware of your mistakes, to be persistent, to have personality, and confidence in what one does.
What does it mean to have played in Argentina’s U-15, U-17 and U-20 Selections?
Playing in the national team was one of the best things I’ve lived in soccer so far, it’s an amazing feeling to represent your country in international tournaments, it brings me immense happiness and pride.
How do you overcome a serious mistake during a match?
I try not to evaluate my mistakes and my successes during matches, I try to be impartial during the game, when it ends I can do my self-criticism and see what I can improve on.