Train five days a week and compete in several leagues in the world in the same campaign. This is the requirement that professional beach soccer requires, however, being at the top of this sport does not guarantee you to live on it.
José Cintas (Melilla, 1987) and Llorenç Gómez (San Cugat del Vallés, 1991) are a clear example of this. Both players dispute the World Soccer World Cup with the Spanish team that the Rooms against Arab Emirates (16.30, Goltv) are played this Monday. Both compete in two of the best clubs in the Football League of Spain. Tapes plays in the Melilla, champion of the National League and Llorenç at the San Francisco, Cup Champion. They play at the highest level, however, this sport does not give sufficient economic stability to dedicate themselves exclusively to it.
Llorenç was the best player in the world in 2018 and has looked for another job with which to combine beach football: "Virtually all players have an alternative plan, a season does not give to live throughout the year. I did not have so far, But I just scored by the San Francisco club in Mallorca and I will be with the lower categories as Methodological Director, helping them grow. " In the case of tapes, he is a military and exercises in Melilla as he plays on the team of this city: "I am combining it to train all year, in the barracks they give me many facilities and this allows me to be a military and soccer player."
Both think that it is not only necessary to combine this sport with other work, but within the beach football compete in different leagues in the same season to sustain itself economically. "If you want to live on the beach soccer you have to combine two or three leagues. This year, for example, this has not been possible because almost all have been played on the same dates, because by having in the same world year and Qualifier have been grouped And they have coincided competitions, "explains tapes. Llorenç joined his partner and recognizes that there is no stability in this sport: "I have not had an alternative job until now, but there has been years that 365 days have been 280 playing in 15 different countries, from side to side. "
Despite all these difficulties, both agree that for two or three years, the clubs are increasingly invest, and the players begin to be paid because previously in the Spanish league had not been charged. "The league is taking a lot of strength, clubs that are not on the top have brought foreign players from Europe and South America and this makes there more level," explains tapes.
It is a sport that is increasingly more professional contracts and is betting on competitiveness: "You will not see a 46-year-old player who does not take care of his diet, if not a young one He trains a lot and is a missile playing, "clarifies Llorenç.
The situation of Spain contrasts with that of other countries such as Brazil and Portugal, which except Porto, almost all major clubs have a section. Both Llorenç as tapes agree that the image level and the possibility of the retransmission of the games for the big clubs is everything: "Little by little they have to go betting on the beach football Important clubs, as the Levante has done, Málaga, San Francisco. It is improving, but there is still much to be done. "
Now, they are played everything in the Moscow World Cup with the selection. After winning the Qualifier in Europe, they are clear about the goal: "We are here to be champions, but the component of luck is also important," they point out. However, defeat against Haiti in the second group phase party complicates the classification of Spain to quarters, which is played everything on Arab Emirates. Both Players agree that it would be "a failure to fall into group phase".
To get to dispute this championship have devoted many hours of effort, to the point of having an application that leads to the follow-up of physical exercise with the aim that the Federation would see the perseverance: "Each time we have more concentrations, it is intended to be Professionals, carrying diets and being physically physically, there has been a great step from the Federation, "explains the Melillense. The players dedicate many hours, despite having an alternative job, with the aim of being more competitive.Date Of Update: 23 August 2021, 07:20