Kenti Robles: “My cousin stole my wrists; I gave him the ball”

first_imgIt shouldn’t have been easy to start playing soccer in Mexico, more than 20 years ago …I started thanks to my cousin in Mexico. I stole his ball and he wrists me. It all started there, in the street and also at school. I already felt the same passion as every time I dress short and jump into the field. Then he has always come with me when we have had to move from town due to my father’s work.Was it common for girls to play football in their country?When I started it was other times. That’s why it cost. My mother has been modernizing, for example. He has realized that what I do, I do well. She sees that I am currently a reference for many people. Now she is the most proud of her practicing this sport.From those streets from Mexico to Barcelona. How did that change of continent influence?My father is Catalan and we moved. That marked my football career. My bet for women’s football was already born. Particularly in Barcelona. I have played in the two great teams there.First Espanyol, then Barcelona and now Atleti. With what does each one stay? Of all the clubs I’ve been through, I keep the good things. Of people, of experiences … I can say many moments. Perhaps the most important I lived in Barcelona, ​​the day I scored that goal in San Mamés, at the last minute and gave the league to the team. In Espanyol I grew up and I have a lot of people that I want. In Atlético I have learned the ‘Never stop believing’. That motto, from the first day I stepped on the club until now, we carry it by flag.Now that you talk about Atleti, how is the team?We are a club that has been growing, which has had good years and bad years. We only know what it is to work, and it is what we will continue to do.After so many years at the highest level of football, what remains to be achieved?I need to achieve something with the Mexican team. I have always said it, for me it is a privilege to wear those colors. Whenever I have gone there I have given everything.Only a few days ago history was made with the signing of the Collective Agreement …The competition has taken a great leap in recent years. The signing of the agreement is a great step for women’s football. I hope it will be signed soon in other countries and in mine.She has just been named the best Latin American Player by the EFE agency. What comes to mind?Now I remember all the work and all the sacrifice I had to spend to get here. It is very rewarding.last_img read more