“I noticed the Dépor first crew up shut, however soccer has given me many lovely issues”
Manuel Romay (Malpica de Bergantiños, 1990) intently noticed the potential for reaching Deportivo’s first crew after arriving at Fabril after standing out at Montañeros. Midfielder of the blue and white subsidiary in two totally different levels —between 2012 and 2014, and within the 2017-18 season— he performed for Pontevedra for 4 programs earlier than becoming a member of Arenteiro final summer season with which this afternoon (8:00 p.m.) he’ll search to elevate the Cup RFEF in entrance of Alzira. Just lately recovered from some muscular discomfort, he hopes to have a number one position in a historic appointment for the O Carballiño crew.
Are you enthusiastic about the potential for profitable the RFEF Cup?
It’s that within the classes that we play there are by no means finals, there could also be promotion playoffs or issues like that, however finals for nothing. The primary rounds is probably not so thrilling at first, however as you progress and if you attain the ultimate…
Is immediately’s sport extra particular or subsequent week’s Copa del Rey towards Almería?
It is very totally different. Within the Copa del Rey there are only a few possibilities of having the ability to win it, though you may compete and make it tough for anybody, and right here you’ve got the phantasm of being a champion, of being one of the best of all those that play it. The opposite is extra to have the ability to get pleasure from it.
They’ve gotten used to taking part in within the Copa del Rey at Arenteiro…
We’ve got talked about it. Many occasions it takes 50 years to play the Copa del Rey and on this case Arenteiro has achieved it twice in a row.
They attain the ultimate launched, leaders of their group within the Second RFEF and after 4 wins in a row…
We’re completely candy. You need to make this second so long as potential and when the tough moments come, shorten them as a lot as potential. Now there may be nice happiness within the locker room and that is good. I personally am having fun with it lots.
Why did you resolve on Arenteiro in the summertime?
I used to be searching for a problem, to be vital once more, and I feel I used to be proper. I’m in a spot the place I’m comfortable, I knew a lot of my teammates from having performed with them, but when I made a decision to depart Pontevedra it was as a result of I noticed that there was a really good venture. You by no means know the place you may find yourself, however at the very least to this point we’re having fun with it lots.
Was it tough so that you can depart Pontevedra?
They have been excellent years though it’s true that it’s marked by the damage I had the third season [se rompió la rodilla]. Final 12 months I had fewer minutes, however we acquired promoted, so at the very least there was that pleasure of leaving Pontevedra the place they belong. It was laborious particularly to see that you weren’t able to being a hundred percent on a day-to-day foundation, however the crew nonetheless responded and it was a pleasure.
You already know what it means to be promoted to the First RFEF with Pontevedra, do you’ve got the identical purpose at Arenteiro?
There may be not the identical requirement. We’re very bold, however there is no such thing as a such requirement to ascend sure or sure. They haven’t transmitted it to us when signing, however we have now ambition and we see that we’re on the identical stage as the remainder of the groups. We compete very nicely and we set our targets once we see how the season goes. After I arrived I set myself the purpose of taking part in within the playoffs, clearly it is not straightforward, however we might be among the many high 5 or at the very least combat till the tip.
Are you conscious of what occurs to Dépor?
This week I used to be in a position to see it, that there are numerous weeks that I can not. I wanted a victory like this, in a sport that’s determined by a purpose, to achieve confidence. Hopefully Dépor can provide us that pleasure of promotion on the finish of the 12 months to all of the followers.
There are already too many disappointments…
The one from final 12 months…, however I’d say that a very powerful was the one in Mallorca a number of years in the past. It was, in quotes, achieved and since then we have now all been very touched. I’d even say that the membership since then too, but it surely all goes again. With the followers that Deportivo has, with its social mass, with the sensation that it arouses… There is no such thing as a different choice however to place up with these years.
Now the membership needs to guess on the quarry, do you consider it or do you see it as the same old story?
It occurs slightly in all of the golf equipment. It appears that evidently he throws himself out of the quarry when issues go slightly worse economically. It isn’t simply in Deportivo, he occurs in all places. You need to perceive the membership, as a result of now in addition they want immediacy when it comes to outcomes. I feel there have been years that gamers have been managed to get, particularly within the first stage of Fernando Vázquez.
Did you get near reaching the Dépor first crew?
I did see it up shut. In my first stage, within the second season, I noticed him up shut after I did the preseason with Fernando Vázquez. I had the coach’s help, the membership talked to me lots… but it surely’s not straightforward both. I used to be in an excellent second, however I understood the state of affairs as a result of it continues to be sophisticated and soccer has additionally given me many lovely issues. It additionally coincided that that 12 months the laws have been modified from beneath 25 to beneath 23 to mix matches with the subsidiary. It was a logical factor to vary, but it surely affected me as a result of I used to be simply 23 years previous.
Do you’ve got that thorn caught?
Everybody has that phantasm, but it surely was not tough for me to beat it. I already say that I’ve been fortunate sufficient to expertise many lovely issues in soccer, however it’s true that I’d have favored it. The circumstances have been what they have been and that thorn could stay, however I used to be additionally in a position to transfer on.
Now he has two vital challenges with this RFEF Cup and the Copa del Rey…
I am having fun with this stage lots and extra with the environment within the locker room. The city can also be very football-loving and it exudes enthusiasm. Because the rounds glided by, it grew, not solely as a result of it gave you the appropriate to play within the Copa del Rey, which is apparent, however due to the potential for profitable.
Will we see him within the subsequent documentary made by the Copa del Rey Federation?
I hope so and that it’s profitable (laughs), however it is rather sophisticated. It must be tough to beat us and we’re going to make it very tough for them.