Attilico de MadridTOThose who lived with the rojiblanco tell their daily life away from football lite
Play soccer in the Atletico and in the selectionas if it took a decade to send in the middle of two of the most sought-after and competitive teams on the planet. But no,his 22 years point to a boy who just takes his first steps in the litebut to the one that his knowing to be and maturity, inside and outside the lawn, they are facilitating the way to him. Let's go to the origin. To what makes Rodrigo Hernndez a different footballer.To explain it, what better than the closest people just one day before dressing up short at the Villarreal stadium. All became a soccer player. All became man.
The atpico of his case goes through the normality with which he lived his jump to the lite. Last season he started in Primera, but instead of taking advantage of his first good contract to move to a big house, he continuedunder the roof of the student residence of the University of Castellón. It countsValentn Henarejos, friend and doctor project: "People freaked out when they saw that Rodri, who was already playing in First, continued in the residence of the university.They spent the first days when they met him, then it was normal. Share space with everyone. He liked to be with the companions or to sit on the sofa with everyone.But of course, at first it was shocking to see him play ping pong or putting a washing machine.Then there was respect for those who entered that year at the university, who were born in 1999. "
Zero expenditures as a way of life. Not on the mobile("He has a broken half, but he says he's worth it") or in the car: "His car, until recently, was a second-hand Opel Corsa that bought a lady when she took out the card.They advised him to buy a better one for safety and for the trips he made from Madrid to Castellón.Do not understand how to spend a fortune on a car.In fact, I was once told that some friends were 'crazy' for the cochazos that were bought, that the important thing was to take you and that's it, "Valentn explains.
The lite arrived. First division. The interviews. Fame. But Rodri, it was still his soccer name, did not move a step of his way: "When I reached Primera, I did not change.On a personal level he did not do it because his day to day was the same. Train, travel to play, rest, study … At the mental level, it may be.He has known how to take the jump well, although there are always hard moments when things do not work out.But ah, we helped each other. Its growth was progressive. He always played at least two teams. "
And he arrived at the Atticico: "When I joined the Attico, he only told me.He came to play against Bara and he told me that he had published MARCA … He told me about it while he was reheating the pizza they were given after the games.No one noticed that he had signed for the Attico. Live the day, although it has always been setting high goals. When we were together, football was secondary. In his life his family is very important.They worry more about their studies, they wanted to be trained because they know that football is a lottery. They, quite the opposite.It has also been important Paul, his agent. While others only look for the business, he cared about him. "
For Valentn, beyond the fame of his friend, the important thing is what is behind: "You can not express how different it iss. It is a friend with whom I have spent many nights. For him, being a footballer is normal.I also do not like to brag about being his friend. He has always had a very clear personality. "
"Back to Villarreal is important for him.Good years have passed and they have given me memories for him. "And here is where Pablo, a fellow of the club's residence, appears.Along the way, many hours … and dreams ".
It had not been easy for either of them to leave the club where they wanted to succeed, but perhaps it was the first of the many points in common that would unite them forever after they put their feet in the player's residence of Villarreal.Pablo lvarez had left the quarry of Mareo, not without the reluctance of Sporting, for family problems; Rodrigo Hernndez left the Academia del Atltico for a supposed (not so real) question of height."He was not so short either, we both rounded the 1.84, maybe he needed more physical, but in a short time he grew to 1.91",remember the now brain of Alavs B.
Under those four walls an inseparable pair will be forged inside and outside the field of play. "Rodrigo was a year older, but we got along from the start.He was a very normal guy, very humble, with a very well furnished head and we fit very well"Only the mornings in high school, Pablo in first year of bachelor and Rodrigo in second, separated them, then trainings, a lot of ping pong, television series and hours of study to turn them into ua and meat again."Rodri was always very clear that his life was not just football, wanted to lead a life like any other person's, "explains the Spaniard about his unusual, within the world of the balm, interest in forming academically".
On the green, first in La Roda, the second youth of Villarreal, Pablo lvarez soon discover the talent that loomed at his side. "We were the two midfielders, that first year we played everything,I was a little more advanced in a creative function and more positional, but I handled all the records"
So when Rodrigo began his spectacular promotion to the first team, Pablo did not take him by surprise. "I always saw him as the heir of Busquets,What he did in the subsidiary the next year is already seen from the youth, do those same things.
Until he finished his first year as a yellow and after passing the selectivity, Rodrigo left his roommate to move to the student residence of the University of Castellón where he started the career of ADE that still requires him to combine the lite soccer with the exams."That he continued to live like a normal young man shows how Rodrigo is"explains Pablo. However, although their paths began to separate, friendship no longer breaks. "Despite everything he has achieved and even where he has arrived,Rodrigo has not changed anything, remains the same and is always looking for his people"