Juan Mata

Mata dreaming of a magical Nou Camp night

Monday 15 April 2019 09:58

Hi everyone. We are now in what could be the final four weeks of the season and every game is key. You have to mix your desire with responsibility, but you always have to be fully motivated.

Tomorrow, we have the second leg of the quarter-finals of the Champions League and we are travelling to Barcelona with that motivation.

Being 0-1 behind isn’t a good scoreline, but we are Manchester United and, when you wear this shirt, anything is possible.

It is something that I have already repeated on many occasions, but it is real, and we have experienced it several times this season.

There was no way through in the first leg against Barcelona.
We come into the week after beating West Ham on Saturday in the Premier League but, in all honesty, we didn’t play well. They were three very important points against an opponent who knew how to play against us and did not make it easy.

It was a key win heading into the run of four important and difficult games that we have in April.

First up, we have Barcelona, which we are focused on at present, at a stadium that is special both for United fans and for myself. It is one of the best venues to play football at, and we hope to honour that with a great game.

Twenty years ago, the club achieved an incredible triumph that was fuelled by keeping the faith and not giving up until the very last second.

A historic Champions League final win that will be remembered forever. Those goals from Teddy Sheringham and the boss in stoppage time are not only in our club’s history, but also a memory shared across football in Europe and the history books of the Champions League.

What a night.

I hope that, on Tuesday, we can experience another magical evening.

We have to believe.

Juan Mata looks on during the 2-1 victory over West Ham on Saturday.



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