Jordi Amat hints at future return to La Liga
SPANISH Swansea City player Jordi Amat has given a detailed interview to Spanish magazine Offside.
The interview is in Spanish, but with the help of Google translation, here are some excerpts from the interview with the Premier League player. We have paraphrased some of it to avoid any translation mess-ups.
How did you decide to leave Espanyol?
Jordi said the offer was irresistible, that it meant a step forward and a chance to enjoy the Premier League and continue to improve by learning from another league. “In addition, both the club and the coach called me, so I could not say no.”
What are your first impressions?
“I’m very happy to be here because it's a big step in my football career, but also because they have treated me very well. The atmosphere is fantastic.
Who do you live there with?
“First I went with my father, and then returned with my girlfriend and the whole family.” He said his brothers were learning English. “They say it rains a lot, but I like it.”
How do you explain the mass exodus of the Spanish League?
“The country is going through difficult times. In addition, the Premier League is very well structured and organised. It’s nice to play here.”
Do you remember any special duel with a striker?
He said it was when he was 17 and after a run, David Trezeguet told him to shut up, because he was only 17. “I replied, “And that’s the difference?”. We argued a bit, but it did not go beyond the pitch.”
Did you have any idols?
“My idol was Dani Jarque, and internationally Nesta and Maldini.”
Which teammates impressed you most?
Tamudo, Ivan de la Pena, Verdú, Sergio Garcia, Coutinho.
Do you play other sports?
“I like to play almost all sports except basketball, which I'm not very good at.”.
What do you like to do to unwind?
He said he enjoyed time with his family and his girlfriend.
Will we see you play in the Spanish League?
“Yeah, I'd like to return someday. But now I'm focused on enjoying my time here and the great opportunity they have given me.”