Match day

Hello everyone,

Today it’s Wednesday and time for our cup match, so I don’t want to write too much.

The truth is that I am still feeling frustrated and disappointed from Sunday. It was a really painful defeat. Let’s hope that the outcome of today’s game will be entirely different, but honestly it is a horrible feeling.

I want to take the opportunity with this post to publicly thank Jürgen Klopp for joining Common Goal and the way in which he did it, in front of the whole footballing world. Obviously we are big rivals out on the pitch, but this movement doesn’t look at rivalries as off the pitch we are united by the same objective. I also want to congratulate Megan Rapinoe, another teammate from the movement, who was named the best female player at The Best awards. Wow! Congratulations to you all.

Thank you for the positive messages about my book ‘Suddenly a footballer’, which goes on sale tomorrow and in which I have modestly put together all of my experiences and reflections during these years in which I’ve kicked a ball around. I hope that you enjoy it, and that you can identify with it in one way or another.


Juan Mata


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