Today we interview Manolo Reina goalkeeper for First division team Real Club Deportivo Mallorca.
How have you lived the confinement? What have you done to stay in shape?
The confinement has been tough, getting up every morning and seeing everything that was happening because of the Covid-19, training at home is quite difficult especially for goalkeepers who cannot work at all with the ball .
How did you start playing soccer?
I started playing soccer in the schoolyard and with friends and in my hometown team, C.D Trabuco.
How would you define yourself as a goalkeeper?
I find myself to be a complete goalkeeper, but above all very hard-working.
Which rival has impressed you the most?
Messi has surprised me the most, he does anything he wants.
How would you define Real Mallorca inside?
RCD Mallorca is a club that has welcomed me very well since I arrived and I am very grateful. It is a club in which I am very proud to be able to defend this shirt.
What model of gloves do you use? And why?
Right now I am using the Guerrero model, it is a glove that fits very well in the hand and gives you a lot of security in the grip, but there are several models that I also like.
What advice would you give to someone who was starting to play soccer?
The important thing when you are little and you want to play soccer is to have fun and be persistent to where you want to go, especially during the bad times that are always many.
What qualities do you think are the most important for a goalkeeper?
There are many you must have, but footwork and the aerial ball are very important in today’s football.
What has been the most important moment in your sports career?
The most important moment was when I debuted in the first division.
How do you overcome a serious mistake during a match?
Goalkeepers have to get used to living with errors and try not to think about it to much and draw conclusions from the game when it’s over.
Any rituals before or during games?
If I have any rituals are that of kissing the sticks and the crossbar hahaha to see if they help me.