The alternative media is often a great source for interviews, especially when footballers are speaking to people from their home country.
This is the case of Argentine outlet Enganche, who managed to interview Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero this weekend.
The 37-year-old was very sincere in all his answers, including in the first one, with Enganche asking him why he still hasn’t returned to Argentina at his age.
“First, because I’m at a great club. We have the Premier League and the Champions League, which are already a lot of motivation. And, to be honest, I come because I love what I do. I don’t know how to do anything other than train and play football,” Willy Caballero told Enganche.
“That’s it, even if I don’t have to play. I push and try to get my best version to contribute in my own way. For example, last year the contract was finished and they offered to renew, something that at this age like mine these big clubs don’t do. They can bring younger goalkeepers. My arrival in the group and what I was involved in made me renew.”
On the difference between the stars who are on Sunday’s front pages and the players who lead the group during the week, Caballero had a lot to say.
“Sometimes it happens that the one who appears on the cover of the newspapers doesn’t have the personality to fulfil the role of leader or captain without an armband in the week. Here, at Chelsea, in the last four or five years, Frank Lampard and John Terry left, plus some others that have passed through. Then, that mission goes to other experienced players. Sometimes a team needs you more outside the pitch than inside and you are just as important.
“Because in the end, like it or not, the season is long. Whoever plays defends it in the pitch. And the one outside is defending it every day. Contributing when you play is logical. Contributing when you don’t play marks that you are a positive type for the group. Don’t make bad faces. Always ahead.”
Asked what he thinks when he lies his head over his pillow, Caballero claims that he doesn’t really dream about football anymore.
“What I dream most is that my two daughters have happiness and enjoyment. May they create a beautiful family. I have no dreams of titles, games, or plays, because back then I had them and they made me more selfish. I set goals, but my dreams are in them. Not everything ends in a championship.”
Here’s a link for the full interview, which we really recommend.