Mata: Facing Chelsea in the final will be special for me
Hi everyone. Two wins in the same week, including the ticket to the FA Cup final, have been a boost of confident for the team in order to face with optimism the last five games: two games at home, two more away and the visit to Wembley to close the season.
Last Saturday was strangely warm for April, and I saw the trouble that the high temperatures caused in the London marathon the following day. Spurs are always a tough opponent. They are a compact team, with a well-defined football style and very talented players. And they scored first, but we were determined to fight for this title until the end and we came back with goals from Alexis and Ander. We will be back to Wembley in a month, this time against Chelsea, which makes the final even more special for me.
How we reached the FA Cup finalVideo
In England I’m asked every now and then about the fact that the venue for the Cup final in Spain changes every year. Actually, it happens in many other countries too. On the one hand, it’s nice that different cities can enjoy a game like this, although having a fixed venue like Wembley, if there’s unanimity about it, helps to make that place different and special. It’s an interesting debate…
This weekend I don’t want to forget about two teams with great fans: Málaga and Las Palmas. They have been relegated in the last few days but I’m sure that we will see them back in the First Division very soon. All my encouragement to their players and supporters.
I’m signing off now. I hope you have a great week.