Juan Carlos Unzué, on Solo el Sevilla
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UNZUÉ: "THE MESSAGES FROM SEVILLA TOOK ME BACK TO THE NINETIES, A TIME I ENJOYED SO MUCH"

"From Sevilla it's been incredible, I have been able to contact many teammates from my era who I had not spoken to for a long time"

Juan Carlos Unzué, the ex-Sevilla FC goalkeeper who announced a few days ago that he is suffering from ALS, featured on Solo el Sevilla on SFC Radio this lunchtime, a few months after his last appearance, during lockdown, when he spoke about the situation for both society and Sevilla FC: "My objective with this is that time is dedicated to research, that's my vindication, because in the end we all know that one day we are going to leave this world". 

"I've led a life of uncertainty and it didn't make much of an impact on me upon hearing this news. From day one I accepted it as part of life, adapting and living with it as part of life. It is an illness that will defeat me, hopefully it will be very little by little, because the doctors say that in my case it is slow, but with this good humour we will try to make it even slower", he added.

"I believe in people because there are far more good people than bad, but the latter make more noise"

The ex-Sevillista stated that "I felt relief in telling it, it's like the feeling of a matchday. Then the tiredness comes, but it has already translated into satisfaction because I have received a lot of affection from many people, even people who haven't spoken to them for a long time, because people care about you. There are far more good people than bad, but the latter make more noise. Football transmits many values as a collective sport. From Sevilla it's been incredible, I have been able to contact many teammates from the nineties. It's those messages that take you back to an era, a time I enjoyed so much, and I will be forever grateful to the city and to Sevillistas". 

Bringing the interview to a close, Unzué became emotional after hearing voice messages sent in by Sevillistas so the ex-goalkeeper could hear them live: "What an energy boost, you can't get this with money. Thank you to everyone who sent them in, and also to those who didn't, because so often it's tough to show what you feel. I've never stopped feeling the affection from Sevilla fans, even when I came back as an opposition player I felt loved, I've been stopped in the street by people telling me moments, experiences, etc. In times of difficulty, it's fantastic that so many people have appeared, it helps a lot". 

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