With Spain set to kickstart their FIFA World Cup 2022 campaign tomorrow, La Roja captain Sergio Busquets sat down for an extended chat with MARCA, during which he discussed a myriad of topics ranging from his future at FC Barcelona to the possibility of retiring from international football.
Busquets is playing his fourth World Cup and is the only player remaining in the current squad from the team that won the tournament in 2010.
On the prospect of playing his fourth World Cup, Busquets said: “I couldn’t have imagined something like this. I dreamed of being able to play in a World Cup with the national team. I went to South Africa very young, at the age of 21, and it worked out in the best way.
“I had teammates next to me that I used to watch on TV and they were examples for me. Now I’m on the other side, in my fourth World Cup, but the dream is the same.”
When asked if he is still dreaming of winning the World Cup again, the Spain and Barcelona captain replied: “Of course I am! Firstly, because I’m a very positive person. But above all because I believe in the group, in the work the team is doing, in the coach. Why shouldn’t we fight until the end?”
Busquets is the most experienced player in the squad currently which has a lot of talented youngsters. On how it feels to be the senior figure in the dressing room, the 34-year-old said:
“[laughs] I tell many people that when I’m at home I’m with my children and when I come here, and I have to disconnect, it’s even worse. It’s the law of football. Now I’m the most veteran, the captain. The feeling I have is that I belong to a great group that everyone wants to be part of. We are going to give our all to do our best.”
On having to mentor and control young talents like Pedri, Gavi and Nico Williams in the national team camp, Busquets said:
“More to Gavi! A little bit to everyone. That’s the thing about youth. They may be more joking, more absent-minded, but when it comes down to it, they…
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Author : Michel Durant
Publish date : 2022-11-22 09:11:57
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