The leagueTOThe Cultural player visits this Wednesday to Barcelona in the Copa del Rey
Dionicio Escalante (Culiacn, 1990)faces his second season in Spain. Its good to do last year in the modest Unin Adarve of Madrid in theSecond Division B, I served him to sign for a major of the category as theCultural and Sports Leonesawhose objective is to return for the fast to Liga 1 | 2 | 3, the second category of Spanish football.
Known as 'Nicho', he began his career inChivasand had the opportunity to contest the final of theCopa Libertadores (2010)with Guadalajara against Inter de Porto Alegre. Suddenly he had to change those big stadiums by the sports center Vicente del Bosque in the Barrio del Pilar in Madrid with some stands with the capacity to1,000 fans. Today he is preparing to return to professional football with the Cultural and the first step comes with hisVisit the Camp Nou.
"It is an illusion, something that I never imagined when I arrived in Spain, neither being in the Adarve nor here in the Cultural.It will always be in my memory to play against one of the best teams in the worldin one of the largest stadiums in the world, "says the Mexican central.
In the first leg match in Len,the Cultural lost 0-1 with 'Niche' holderin a meeting in which the team leons put the Catalan team on the ropes. "Now I have the fortune to be able to be at the Camp Nou, I am going to try to enjoy and make a good match," he agrees.
Nicho confesses 'cul' "from always for the way of playing and for Messi, for me the best player in the world". In addition,in the Barcelona played Rafa Mrquez, "one of my references, the best Mexican defense in history with which I had the fortune to face when I played in the Quertaro".
"In Mexico I was in First Division and it was a very hard blow to come to Segunda B, but I was assimilating it". Although he recognizes that for Mexicans playing in Spain "it's a dream", theLiga MX "is very different, it has much more level with many renowned players",Explain.
In spite of the kilometers, 'Nicho' follows the Mexican football "only through the summaries" by the time difference. "I know that Liga MX is in the semifinals with four great teams", but predicts that "Pumas win Cruz Azul in the final".
The selections are one of his preferences, but he understands that "Mexico lacks the jump to be able to compete with the big ones, they are not respecting the processes, they have been with an interim technician for half a year until theTata MartinoIt took over in January and a lot of time has been lost. 'Nicho' hopes that "everything will improve with the new coach".
The culturalist believes that "now there is a good generation of young soccer players who are consolidating both in Mexican football and abroad. If they are working well and the process is respected they can make the jump with the best ".
The change from a very large city like Madrid to settle in Len has been easy.The Aztec player says he is very comfortable in Lenwith his family. "We have a very quiet life, my five-year-old son goes to school in Len and likes it a lot." The little one wants to be a soccer player like his father who claims to be "waiting for him to adapt well" so that starting in January he starts playing in the lower categories of the Cultural.
His day passes between training, rest and visiting shopping centers where he meets fans of the Cultural. "I like to be greeted and photographed with them," he says.
Although the diet of a soccer player is quite strict, 'Nicho' does not forget his gastronomic origins and continues to eat typical Mexican food, although he confesses that "I like Len's products very much".