Juan Mata has spoken about Common Goal (the movement he has inspired from his foundation) in an interview at BBC Sport. He praises the commitment of the members while he take his time to speak about Megan Rapinoe and Jürgen Klopp.
Juan Mata spoke to BBC Sport about Common Goal. This movement, with which the Spanish football player intends to improve the world through social projects related to football, has already incorporated more than 130 persons.
Juan Mata pledged to donate 1% of his salary to charity.
So far 130 other football stars have joined him – but should more be signing up to his Common Goal initiative?
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) 19 de octubre de 2019
“We can use the platform that we have to really be honest with ourselves, to really share our values or to really say what we think, or what football should be aiming for, and Megan is obviously an example of speaking from the heart,” he said about Megan Rapinoe, a member of Common Goal and an activist in many social causes, who uttered a demanding speech at ‘The Best FIFA Football Awards’.
During this special event Jürgen Klopp announced his inclusion to Common Goal. “I am grateful for the way he did it, when he was receiving an award in front of everyone in the football world,” Mata said.
“We were very proud in that moment.”
The boss announced he was joining @CommonGoalOrg last month and here’s what it means ?
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) 15 de octubre de 2019
Four Premier League players (Kasper Schmeichel, Charlie Daniels, Leon Balogun and Isaac Christie-Davies) are part of Common Goal, a fact that pleases Mata although he is far from being content with what he has achieved until now: “Our ultimate goal and dream is that one day, this won’t just be my one percent, but one percent of professional football will go to social causes.”