MADRID, 18 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The soccer player Andrés Iniesta, author of the goal that gave the 2010 World Cup in South Africa to Spain, assured this Friday that he is optimistic regarding the role that the 'Red' can play in the World Cup in Qatar, in which they should aspire "to the maximum" and the one who expects and wants them to come out winners.
"Spain must aspire to the maximum, I have great confidence in this team and I wish them the best. My prognosis is always ambitious. I hope and wish that the winner of the World Cup is Spain", assured Iniesta from Kobe (Japan).
Author of the goal of the only Spanish World Cup, the man from Fuentealbilla spoke to the media telematically, from his home in the Japanese city, after presenting the Christmas ad for Navidul. "Of course, sending a ham would be a very interesting contribution. It would be very good," he said relaxedly.
The truth is that he sees very well, from a distance, the current team and Luis Enrique Martínez, whose group of 26 players leaves the Manchego excited. "It is a challenge that they are passionate about, in which they are aware of being able to do it well. They have a great squad and roster and I encourage them and wish them all the best," he said.
"Personally, I love this team and I love the group that the coach has made. I am always very optimistic, I am now and I am looking forward to it starting and that Spain can play a great role. It is the only thing that I think", he answered a question from Europa Press.
As for the youth of the squad, despite having veterans like his ex-teammate Sergio Busquets, he assured that Pedri or Gavi, to cite two examples, are already starters at Barça and that they shouldn't regret playing a World Cup for the first time. Situation in which 20 Spanish players are.
"I would say little to young people, because in their teams they are starters and with responsibility. They have before them a showcase and a unique opportunity to enjoy and give their best version. I would encourage them to have the confidence to do it even if the scenario is a World Cup. I'm sure things will go well," he predicted.
In addition, he believes that the important thing in a World Cup is to put together a good team, a solid group. "Those of us who managed to change history a bit, or get those titles, was a matter of many people and players. Each one gave the best in their role. It's a matter of a team that works. This generation is very good and has people with experience, I hope everything goes well", he reiterated.
"I am very excited to be able to watch the World Cup from outside, with the role of encouraging and transmitting strength to our team. I will be able to live it live with my family and it makes me especially excited," he commented on how he will live the World Cup event that starts this Sunday.
On the other hand, he commented on his experience as an actor in the new Christmas ad for Navidul, a campaign that will be on television until next December. "I can only thank you for thinking of me for this story and uniting values to carry out this announcement in which I have enjoyed a lot," he was honest.
In 'Kobe', the campaign that opens this Friday, Iniesta surrenders to Navidul ham and recounts in a diary and humorous way his arrival in Kobe (Japan) and his peculiar relationship with Japanese cuisine and its typical dish: the okonomiyaki.
"Adapting to a new place always generates doubts, stimuli that have been very positive for me. This culture is totally different from ours. When you come with an open mind, to learn things and to enrich yourself a little, it's very gratifying. We are delighted to be in Japan, we have been here for almost five years, but we miss things from our land, starting with the family, but also the ham that unites us," he explained.