“Barça is the practice that passes as soon as and I do not wish to lose”

“Barça is the practice that passes as soon as and I do not wish to lose”

Pol Valera24 years outdated, is without doubt one of the central defenders with the best projection, a lot in order that the barca desires to signal him now as a winter reinforcement after accidents to Tim N. Guessan Y haniel langaro. The Catalan participant is the baton of the Fraikin BM Granollershis high scorer in each the ASOBAL League (79) as within the EHF European League (39). Valera lives nowadays with combined emotions: his love for BM Granollers, the membership of his coronary heart, and the phantasm of enjoying for Barça, “the perfect workforce on this planet”.

When did you begin enjoying handball?

On the age of seven, in my city, La Garriga. At 11 I entered Granollers as a first-year youngster. I have been there ever since, it is the membership the place I’ve educated and grown. I’m an enormous fan of handball, on my pc you always see handball stuff. My dream is to go so far as my skills go, I all the time wish to be taught from others.

What does BM Granollers imply to you?

Granollers is my life, all my colleagues have given me unforgettable moments. I’ve grown as a participant and an individual with all of them and, technically, all of the coaches have made me the participant that I’m in the present day. I’m very clear about the place I come from. Granollers is my dwelling and it has given me every thing.

“I’d really feel very dangerous for Granollers, it is my life, my dwelling, however Barça is a practice that can’t be missed. Taking part in in the perfect workforce on this planet being subsequent to my household and my companion is one thing I dream of, excellent “

How would you clarify this nice yr for Granollers, unbeaten at dwelling?

Final season was spectacular for the membership. We completed second within the League after a few years, it was one thing very brutal that I had by no means skilled, a really massive prize. With the departure of Chema Márquez, we did not know the way this yr would go, however the workforce and the teaching employees have labored very nicely. The important thing to this locker room is that we’re a bunch, we all know when we’ve to work and when to have time. We now have matured lots. Generally we would have liked to kill the video games, however now we all know how you can stand up to the stress, additionally because of the maturity of the gamers.

Pol Valera, pitching against the opposition of Ángel Basualdo

Pol Valera, capturing at aim

BM Granollers

What goals do you’ve gotten within the League and the EHF European League?

The target is to complete second once more within the ASOBAL League and thus qualify immediately for Europe. We now have it nicely underway. Within the European League the dream is to succeed in the Closing 4, however it is rather tough with the squad we’ve as a result of it’s not very lengthy. We wish to face the playoffs with choices to advance.

The humorous anecdote of the ‘9’

Now laughs with Antonio García

“‘9’ and blue have all the time been my favourite quantity and color. I have been carrying ‘9’ since my first shirt at La Garriga,” says Pol Valera. “I am very cussed about this and, in reality, I’ve an anecdote humorous. Once I went as much as the Granollers first workforce I continued with the quantity 9 as a result of no person had it. The next yr Antonio García returned, who additionally wore the quantity 9, and advised the delegate to ask me if I’d give him the quantity. I He was a brat and I advised him no. ‘The bastard had the nerve to not give a ‘9’ to a world champion!’ Now we all the time snort and do not forget that in a humorous method with Antonio”, says Pol. The final Barça’s nice ‘9’ was Raúl Entrerríos, who retired after Tokyo 2021. If his signing is finalized, Valera must negotiate the ‘9’ with the Swede Jonathan Carlsbogard, this yr’s signing.

Your contribution is being essential.

Personally, I’m in the perfect second of my profession and I hope that in a month I shall be higher than now. I actually prefer to be taught, I take note of every thing, handball is my life, I’m a sponge and I attempt to take issues from every thing I see. With colleagues we perceive one another very nicely.

“My coronary heart is split: Granollers has given me every thing, however Barça is the perfect workforce on this planet and that they consider me is a dream. I’m very excited”

Final yr he already made his debut with absolutely the Spanish workforce.

I’ve lots of appreciation for Jordi Ribera, from the decrease classes he’s very conscious of us. I’m very happy with that decision. As a toddler you see reaching the nationwide workforce very far, it is like a dream, and with that decision you see it come true, so it was one thing very particular for me.

Pol Valera, 24, has been playing for BM Granollers since he was 11

Pol Valera, 24, has been enjoying for BM Granollers since he was 11

Pep Morata

Now he has been ignored of the primary record of 21 referred to as for the World Cup in January, however he’s on the record of 35 shortlisted in case one thing occurs.

I hope nothing occurs to anybody within the World Cup. I’m assured that the workforce will get end result as a result of it’s a nice workforce. If Jordi wants me, he would fly, he could be there like a ‘Pepe’.

Do you see the potential for debuting in an amazing championship getting nearer?

It was already very particular to take part within the EHF Euro Cup, I worth it very positively. Taking part in in a European, a World Cup or an Olympic Video games remains to be a dream and I hope I can fulfill it sooner or later. All I’ve to do is figure laborious and do every thing in my energy to query Jordi.

Son and great-grandson of footballers

Guardiola’s roommate

Pol Valera, whose father performed in Second Division B soccer, additionally has a top-level sports activities background in his time, his great-grandfather Isidre Rovira. “My father, Ramon Valera, performed in Segunda B soccer. As a younger man he spent a few years on the Barça farmhouse, he shared a room with Pep Guardiola. My great-grandfather Isidre Rovira did play within the First Division, he defined to me that in his day it was the most costly switch. He got here to play for Actual Madrid, Espanyol and the Spanish workforce, ”says the BM Granollers central defender.

Ian Tarrafeta and Agustín Casado have been the central defenders chosen by Ribera for the World Cup.

I all the time say the identical factor: competitors makes you higher. I’ve all the time had superb individuals forward of me and I’ve needed to work laborious to have extra minutes within the groups. In these conditions, both you surrender otherwise you work more durable. Ian and Agustín are two nice gamers and so they had a spectacular European when it was not simple to exchange Raúl Entrerríos and Dani Sarmiento. They each performed splendidly and I am very completely happy as a result of they’re two teammates and mates.

“Personally, I’m in the perfect second of my profession and I hope that in a month I shall be higher than now. I’m a fan of handball, it’s my life, I’m a sponge”

His evolution has been so agency that the decision from Barça has now additionally come.

Barça is the perfect workforce on this planet. All of the gamers wish to play for the perfect groups and for Barça to think about me is a dream, one thing essential. Till now nothing has been finalized or signed and I’m centered on Granollers.

Barça even thinks of incorporating him in February as a reinforcement after the accidents to Tim N’Guessan and Haniel Langaro.

It’s one thing that I feel the 2 golf equipment are negotiating. I’d really feel very dangerous for Granollers as a result of it’s the workforce of my coronary heart and I’ve a really sturdy relationship with my teammates and the followers. It will style very dangerous for me to go away them stranded in the midst of the season, particularly after how nicely we’re doing, however enjoying for Barça could be a dream, it’s a practice that passes as soon as and you can not let it go. I’m very excited that this will occur.

Pol Valera tries to overcome Barca Dika Mem, the best right-back in the world in the opinion of the Granollers center-back

Pol Valera tries to beat Barca Dika Mem, the perfect right-back on this planet within the opinion of the Granollers center-back

Pep Morata

Does Barça open up a horizon dreamed of by any participant?

Sure that is how it’s. In the event that they inform me that I’ve to write down a letter with my desires, I’d say develop as a participant, go away Granollers as excessive as attainable and go to Barça. Taking part in in the perfect workforce on this planet subsequent to dwelling, household and my companion, is one thing I dream of, excellent. I have not signed but, however I am unable to describe the phantasm that makes me, I nonetheless do not know what it might imply.

Taking part in for Granollers because you had been 11 years outdated, nowadays should not be simple for you.

Sure, I’ve a divided coronary heart. I repeat and emphasize that I’d really feel very dangerous for my teammates and the followers, however going to Barça is the chance of my life, the leap and the practice that I do not wish to miss, I’ll attempt to not lose it. Few gamers can say that they’ve performed for Barça, for me the perfect workforce on this planet.

The metronome of the Fraikin BM Granollers

His high scorer within the League and Europe

Pol Valera grows each day, he’s the metronome of the Fraikin BM Granollers, one of many mainstays to know the implausible yr of the Valles workforce, which has signed the perfect first spherical in its historical past within the ASOBAL League (26 factors out of 30 attainable) solely months after getting the runner-up of the 2021-22 season. When he renewed for 2 extra seasons, till 2024, the Vallesan membership already suspected that eventually he would make the leap to a Champions League workforce. His termination clause is 50,000 euros.

In handball there’s a rivalry between Barça and Granollers.

I’m first of the Granollers of handball. In handball from the bottom I’ve all the time performed towards Barça, there’s a most rivalry and I’ve gone towards Barça, but when Granollers isn’t in the identical competitors, within the case of the Champions League, I need Barça to win 100%. The truth is, I stay the Closing 4 wishing that Barça win. In any grassroots match between Granollers and Barça, I will go to the dying with Granollers, but when they do not compete, I am from La Garriga and after Barça. In soccer I’m culé, traditionally my household is culé and I’ve seen Barça.

What do you suppose of the present Barça handball workforce?

It’s a high workforce and opts once more to win every thing. For instance, Gonzalo is at a spectacular degree and Emil Nielsen is an excellent reinforcement. They’re two world high gamers and kind the perfect aim on this planet. The wingers are additionally very efficient, Aleix by no means fails, Blaz Janc rides a motorbike and performs many positions. Dika Mem is the perfect right-back on this planet and Luka Cindric could be very stylish. Domen Makuc, for the reason that recreation towards Kiel, has gone like an arrow up. Ludovic Fàbregas is spectacular attacking and defending. Thiagus Petrus for me is the perfect defender on this planet.

“Jordi Ribera’s name was very particular. If he wanted me on the World Cup, I’d fly, I’d be there like a ‘Pepe’. The workforce will get end result as a result of they’re an amazing workforce”

Do you’ve gotten any reference on this planet of handball?

I haven’t got a particular reference, however I’ve all the time appreciated Nikola Karabatic lots. Now I have a look at Gisli Kristjansson, a 23-year-old central defender from Magdeburg, he goes headlong, very vertical, he is excellent. I actually like watching Magdeburg, I watch nearly all of their video games.

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