Laureno-Hispano-Cameroonian former soccer player Bisan-Etame 'Lauren', what was José Antonio Reyes's partner in the lower ranks of Seville and in the English Arsenal, remembers the utrerano as “a spectacle in football” and “a permanent joy in the human”.
The statements to Efe, Lauren has defined Reyes, whose death in a traffic accident this year is Monday, as a footballer “above any other boy of his age at the time of formation”, since he had “a spectacular level, an implicit talent, that you have or you don't have it, and he had plenty “.
However, the one who was champion with Cameroon in Sydney 2000, prefer “stand out above football, its human quality, that joy that gave off “Reyes “in all kinds of situations and extrapolated it to playing field: he was like that and that's why he became so great, “he said.
Lauren and Reyes shared the locker room at the Arsenal that won the league English in the 2003-04 season without losing a single match, 'The invincibles of Arsène Wenger ', and the Cameroonian insists that “he was a spectacular boy on a human level and, footballingly, had absolutely everything: to Jose Antonio Reyes characterized his innate conditions and his joy “, stressed.
The coordinator of the Sevilla quarry, Pablo Blanco, does not believe he has any merit for having been its discoverer, since “to bet on José Antonio Reyes didn't need to know about football “ because “he was a footballer for which anyone would have bet and “when Marcos Alonso gave him the opportunity to debut in First “, at sixteen,” was already like a shot. “
The Spanish coach remembers “always his first years at Sevilla, in a great cadet team with colleagues like Gallego or Marco Sancho ” in which he wore “his mane in the wind, his agitated manners and his street soccer … he was a very fast boy”.
Blanco remembers Reyes as “a player with a goal, but also a excellent passer, an assistant, “and estimates that “his track record being very respectable, could still have made more achievements “ of having worked more time with “coaches who marked him for good” as “Joaquín Caparrós, Quique Sánchez Flores and Unai Emery “.