Rodri: “It’s one of the best bands I’ve been in, it’s a family”


Rodri Hernandez, Manchester City player, was the football player of the Spanish team in charge of media relations before the friendly match between Jordan and Spain Thursday at the National Stadium in Amman. The midfielder aims to be one of the most influential men in the team, acting as both a pivot and a centre-back.


“We arrive in a country of which we do not know much. We want to create a good atmosphere and prepare well to enjoy a good World Cup.”

your minutes

“It is clear that Busquets and I are two great players fighting for the same position. We will try to make it as difficult as possible for Luis Enrique and I have been learning from him for three or four years”.


“We are going to play against teams that we are not used to. These are other styles and we have to focus on developing our football. All rivals can be dangerous and that’s why we have to be prepared.

The group

“I think we have a great team, young and mature at the same time. We were in the Eurocup semi-finals and the 26 of us who are here as brothers are focused. We’ve been living together for a while and we know what the coach wants. We will fight for what he wants.”

central or pivot

“The central position is the one that most resembles that of pivot and I can adapt perfectly. I am ready and I can do it. I felt good against Portugal and what I want is to help and play. My role at City is to be a pivot, but I’m open to other positions.”

dual pivot

“We have shown that we can play together and that smart players understand each other on the pitch. We have won a lot together and there will be many phases of the tournament where we will use him. It wouldn’t be the first time that it would happen because we have already done it with Busy and Xabi Alonso winning the World Cup.”

team experience

“When I started, I was young, but also mature. The players who are here have experience and have played important matches for 20 years. Our goal is to get past the group stage.”

World Cup favorites

“I don’t see a favorite team, but in the individualities, there are some who stand out. We lack the small step to win a tournament. You see a lot of equality in European football and we are focusing on our options.

Friends group

“We’re in one of the best groups I’ve been in. It’s a family and we are all very close.

Difference with the previous Eurocopa

“Before, there were more contrasting players and this tournament allowed me to learn for this World Cup. We are a young group, with a fresh start and we are going there with the greatest enthusiasm”.


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