An exciting month of April

Hi everyone,

As you can imagine, this has been a quiet week due to the international break. We have had some training sessions to maintain our physical level during these days, also with an eye on our next game at home against Aston Villa.

We are in the last stage of the Premiership, with just eight weeks ahead: eight crucial games to determine where we will finally stand on the table.

Personally, I think setting our goals game after game is the right thing to do, trying to win as many of them as possible and keeping the momentum following these two wins versus Tottenham and Liverpool. I check the calendar and I see four big games for us in April: Aston Villa, Manchester City, Chelsea and Everton. All of them are big clubs and we want to show that we can beat them, getting close to our goal and also making our fans happy.

Precisely, I want to thank our fans for the Player of the Month award for March. It’s been a month with several key victories and a boost of confidence for the team. As I always say, your support is vital for us!

Many of you are asking me these days about the Spanish national team. As I always say, I have been very lucky to play and to win a World Cup and a Eurocup, to participate in the most important competitions, but I’m still excited as the first day. I am convinced that I’m in a perfect age in my football career and I look forward to keep contributing and achieving more success with my national team. That’s what I work for every day, training and playing to the maximum, trying to do the best I can. After that, obviously, the manager is the one who picks the players for every game. So now I take these quiet days to keep working, as I said, but I also switch off and rest a bit.

In fact, I’m writing these lines from Asturias, my place to switch off from football. Coming back home is always special, I love to see my family and friends and recharge the batteries for the rest of the season. For those who have never been here, I highly recommend it. I know you will like it and you will thank me for that… 😉


It’s time to sign off… By the way, I have decided to illustrate this week’s blog with some of your photos and designs from our victory in Anfield last week. I have seen a lot, this is just a selection of some of them and a way to thank you all. You are great!


Juan Mata


PS: I would like to send all my support to the families and friends of the victims of the Alps air crash.

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