The Wembley heroes wanted to convey to the FC Barcelona women’s team all their support and a little advice to help them win their first Champions League. Ronald Koeman He says that “they have to think about playing as they have always done, not changing anything. And above all, that you enjoy this moment very much ”,
Julio Salinas He comments that “be calm but with tension in the body. That they have that bug, that desire, that motivation. At that time there were only board games, there were no mobiles or tablets. I remember we used to play cards, poker, and Parcheesi. We arrived two hours earlier to the field, which seemed to me eternal because I was not one of those who bandaged my feet, ankles … we played to shoot with the ball in the trash can … things like that ”. Julio explains what it meant to win the first Champions League: “it was to get rid of a weight. Only the League champion could play the European Cup. Now it’s easier because every year you play it and there are 6 teams in Europe that dominate football, which makes reaching the quarterfinals or semi-finals easier than before. Before you could only have 3 foreigners and the quality of the equipment was very similar. You were going to play Russia, Turkey or Greece and you weren’t sure. In addition, you came from the stick against Steaua, Barça changed coaches every year and the team did not have a defined style of play. That year was very important because it was also the year of the Olympic Games. Barcelona, it was played at Wembley. It was incredible!”
Andoni Goikoetxea He adds that “above all, they should be calm. I know it is difficult, but it is a final and it is the culmination of a lot of work. They have a great team ”and he adds that winning the first Champions League“ was a before and after for Barça. After many years that curse was achieved and ended “
Jose Mari Bakero, who confesses that “I always prayed an Our Father before each game”, thinks that “they have reached the final and are ready to play it. You do not have to relax energy due to tension ”
Juan Carlos he assures that it is good “that they do not give in to pressure. They are ‘new’ in this competition and do not have the historical urgency that we had in 1992. ‘Come out and enjoy’ would be the slogan, although in reality only the one who wins has fun ”. The defender added: “Let them know that the first title is remembered for a lifetime, not just the day or the year it is achieved. It is saved forever, it is the history of the club. Enjoy it”.