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Category Archives: Interviews

Olga García interview: ‘¡Que no pare la fiesta!’ – The show has just begun for Barça’s Spain forward

 

With her FC Barcelona Femení team this season, Spain forward Olga García Pérez helped break new ground in the UEFA Women’s Champions League, and as the one to always keep the tracks spinning for club and country, the 24-year-old hopes this is all just the intro. Read more →

Emmanuel Amuneke interview: Under the wing of a Golden Eagle – Sounds of the profound from Nigeria’s guardian of the new school

 

In what football lovers around the world still affectionately recall as Nigeria’s heyday, Emmanuel Amuneke was there to deliver some of the most pivotal moments for the Super Eagles. The one-time Barcelona player is now working to be a chief provider for a new class he hopes will one day surpass the feats of his iconic 90s team, and while the sound has softened for the man who used to tear down the wing, the fundamentals live on in all he does. Read more →

Steve Zakuani interview: ‘Let’s take it back to the concrete streets…’ – Sounders favourite’s original beats for an emerald playground

 

Football and music gave Steve Zakuani his relatable role models growing up in Tottenham, with both providing the platform for his expression to roam free as he went from North London teenager to a young adult illuminating Major League Soccer. Through come-ups to comebacks, and an ultimately early farewell to playing, the ex-Seattle Sounders winger’s best-loved worlds have kept with him like his two sidekicks in a sparkling three-pronged attack. Read more →

Julia Šimić interview: Dancing under the green and white lights – How Wolfsburg midfielder got her keys to the show

 

Moving up through Germany’s youth national teams and becoming one of the Frauen-Bundesliga’s foremost midfielders over a number of years meant that Julia Šimić’s 2016 entrance to the full international show was almost as long-awaited as it was welcome. However, feeling eager anticipation with a stage in her sight is not all that unfamiliar for the current VfL Wolfsburg performer. Read more →

Jeffrén interview: A Belgian bloom for the Barça boy – Eupen forward and the rhythm of rediscovery

Photo: KAS Eupen/David Hagemann

 

The sight of an ecstatically exuberant Jeffrén Suárez celebrating Barcelona’s fifth goal in an El Clásico thrashing of Real Madrid was beamed around the world in November 2010. It has been an often-changing image for the Venezuelan international since his career’s infancy under Pep Guardiola and you currently find him in Belgium, where life has left him appreciating an altogether truer essence. Read more →