I raisedTOThe winger finds the essential points (short term) for when the competition resumes
ANDlLevante side(Madrid, 1987) has aseem clear about what is happening and what the future will mean if the competition has just resumed. Veteran, lives isolated like any other citizen buttrying to prepare for when it’s time to go backfirst to training and then to games. The granota defender believes that health is the first thing and if this is the case and you have to play behind closed doors, all levels must understand it due to the seriousness of the situation.
Question. We all find it difficult to be at home because mobility reduces physical capacity depending on the type of person, but how does having a home athlete affect a lite athlete?
Answer. The physical part is the main part. We are used to working dynamics, in groups, training, having the ball between our feet and it becomes difficult. The physical is essential in us. But we have to run on a treadmill, do exercises … We are in constant contact with the physical trainer.
Q. Can you talk about loss of physical percentages at this time at home despite the fact that they do work to avoid losing that condition?
A. I know that something may be lost. But not as much as it can be in the summer before returning to a preseason. It depends on each one in that case. Now we are all the same. Hopefully we can return as soon as possible. Diet is very important. The sensations in the field after a month you will not have as before. That is clear.
Q. How long does a player need to get in tune?
A. I don’t know. Each body assimilates it in a different way. That is what is clear is that we all go from the same conditions. Not like in summer. Inactivity in the field is what will be most noticeable.
Q. What if you have to play behind closed doors?
A. Be complicated. The field factor, we are always interested in playing at home. But it will be lost. That is, safety and health are ahead of any job. The first thing is to compete again. The risk of contagion may be higher with people in the stands than if not.
Q. Have you ever played behind closed doors in your career?
R. That you remember … no. But it must be weird. We are used to having people and suddenly that there is no one must be a strange feeling.
Q. And if you have to play away from home because Levante as a club intends to continue with the roofing works and could ask to do so the rest of the games?
A. If it affects playing behind closed doors in your own stadium, I think that doing it outside all the games has to affect more. But I still see everything very far away. I understand that the works are stopped and should be started as soon as the alarm state is lifted with the delay. We will see what happens.
Q. Who can play more behind closed doors: the home or the visitor? who loses the most?
A. I don’t know who can affect you the most. I have never experienced that feeling. But surely it is strange for the one who plays at home. When you need that encouragement your people are behind and it shows to give you a push. Preparation should be one-on-one physically and mentally.
Q. So, in that situation, what can influence more: the physical or the mental?
R. You have to work both. Being physically well is very important. If the League resumes we must prepare the activation. Being a mini-league, a few games. Winning the first three points on that return to competition is key. There are going to be many short-term goals.
Q. And the trend that each team had before the break will be cut. For better or worse. Touch start from scratch …
A. We will continue the League but it will be another different competition. We will start from scratch. Those positive and negative streaks from before the break no longer count. The first game is key.
P. Levante was fine in the competition until it was stopped by obligation …
R. It was a compact League, we were comfortable, a situation similar to that of the previous year although on that occasion it cost us in the final stretch. We stopped winning two or three key games and got into trouble. But this year before the break we were fine.
P. Personally and to finish. He has a contract until 2022, fulfills his third campaign but this year he does not play as much. How do you think in the short and medium term?
A. My short mind is to be here. And long, the same. I have two years left, I feel valued and important in the locker room. I know I can contribute more soccer. Now, what may happen later. No one imagined this from the coronavirus! Everything can happen in the world of football.