LaLiga Santander 2019 – 20TORubn Martin, Jos Sanchis, Danae Bonarat and Miguel ngel Romn
ANDLast weekend the first edition ofLaLiga Santander Challenge, the tournament created by the famous video game caster,Ibai Llanos, which brought together a representative from each of the LaLiga teams in a FIFA championship that raised a whopping 180,000 euros to fight the Covid-19 that is ravaging the world. A tournament in whichReal Madrid and Marco Asensio wonand in whichFive of the country’s best soccer storytellers also gathered..
At MARCA we were able to talk to them.Rubn Martn, Jos Sanchis, Danae Boronat, Miguel ngel Romn and Manolo LamaThey gave voice to the matches and took away the football ‘jumpsuit’ from all lovers of the king sport. “For me, being able to participate in this spectacular initiative of Ibai was a challenge. When they proposed it to me, I thought ‘what a garden you are going to get into’, because narrating with references such as Miguel Angel Romn or Manolo Lama is an illusion, but it is a challenge, “he commentedDanae, presenter and narrator at beIn Sports. And it is that Ibai, with just one tweet, managed in just a couple of days to convince the 20 teams that make up LaLiga Santander and form something never seen in Spain: “It has been an extraordinary initiative,” he says.Rubn Martin.
The most important thing, which was to raise funds in the fight against the coronavirus, has been achieved. Have been raisedalmost 200,000 euros, with which, you have to look at the ability to collect and accumulate people that Ibai has, which is a mass phenomenon among the younger population, “continues the COPE journalist.
It is clear that it was not easy. Accustomed to narrating from the cabin, with the atmosphere and the warmth of the people, they have come to narrate it from their home, dressed in the famous ‘Ibai dressing gown’ and with 18-minute encounters: “It is difficult because in addition to the distance, each narrator had a different internet connection and there was a delay. We commented before games that when someone wanted to pass the ball to another narrator, they would clearly say their name and that person could prepare to start narrating, “he said.Michael Angel Romn. “It is not usual to narrate two or three voices. We coordinate quite well. I had the opportunity to narrate three voices with Ibai, Danae, Jose or Rubn Martin. Even four in the final,” he continued.
“Narrating from home was a very crazy offer at first,” he tells us.Jos Sanchis. “I was not very clear where the matter could go, but I said yes to the pull because I was very flattered by the fact that I was thinking of myself and the 100% altruistic background of the initiative. Later it turned out that it was not so complicated. I did not I’m a very technologically savvy uncle and once I said yes, I thought it was going to be a mess and I couldn’t do it. But what about it, the entire LVP team had a spectacular job. We were very clear that we were working with an important delay and that it could be different between the narrators “, he continued
“Casting this tournament served to alleviate the monkey, which we miss football and above all that tension of how an encounter is resolved, that there is equality. It serves to entertain us and spend some time distracted,” he says.Danae. And is that the absence of football for many is a small gap on their weekends. Something that, with this tournament, it was possible, even if it was for a few hours, to alleviate: “Football is missed because it is my passion and what occupies most of my time. Many of us who dedicate ourselves to this, thought during the season I hope this ends at once, not because you get tired of football, but because in the end it is our day to day and you always think of some time why not, take a vacation. Now you have stopped due to undesirable circumstances and what we miss as we miss every part of our work and social life which is what drives us day by day “, he reflectsJos Sanchis.
“It will repeat a second edition. I am next to whoever proposes to fight against the Covid-19 and of course if ‘Unai’, as Lama would say, calls us back to do anything, whenever we can, we will be there,” he says.Rubn Martin. “Soccer seems to me to occupy, within the scale of importance, a much smaller place. Hopefully we will recover from this situation soon and when it comes back it will be good news, since it will mean that we have returned to normality,” he concludes.Michael Angel Romn.