“Many of my teammates will end up in the First Division”

– He was born in Alguazas, a town very close to Murcia. Did you start playing soccer there?

– I started with five years at the San Lorenzo stadium with friends from my class and childhood, which I still keep. I remember very well. In my early days I had a coach with whom I managed to win the league in second-year fry, but I was still the youngest. His name is Paco and he has La Parada Bar in town. I still have contact with him and I wear a shirt for him.

Mirandés Shield / Flag

– What do you miss about your land?

– Especially the routine with my friends and family. I have always been very familiar. You are in your habitat, the weather also helps a lot, but Miranda is a quiet place. I have adapted well and I am very comfortable.

Meseguer (standing, third from the left), in his early days as a footballer.

– Your work at Real Murcia did not go unnoticed, even for a great club like FC Barcelona.

– They are things that are always there. I read it at the time, but I have always said that when I go out on the pitch, I focus on the game. All that you don't take into account and you forget. You always try to get the job done right.

– And this summer a much more modest club arrives that disburses about 130,000 euros for its signing. How do you remember that interest?

The contact with the Mirandés was very early. Chema (Aragon) immediately spoke with my representative and with me. From the first moment I wanted to come to a club of Segunda that bet on young people. It was the best option. The amount disbursed means a lot. He is doing things very well and is capable of making property signings.

– Have you ever felt more pressure at Real Murcia than you can at Mirandés?

There the pressure is continuous because it is a club that demands a lot because of the shield you wear and having to win every game. I was there for a year and I think that has helped me. The demand makes you stronger, both on the field and psychologically. In the Mirandés you also have to meet certain objectives.

“The demand makes you stronger, both on the field and psychologically”

– Apart from football, how does Meseguer have fun off the pitch?

I spend a lot of time playing Play, which in the end is my partner. I have a lot of friendship with Iván (Martín). We knew each other before and we spend a lot of time together when we can. I usually go to Vitoria to the shopping center, I have gone to Bilbao, which is possible and complying with the protocol.

– Which teammate has surprised you the most on the pitch?

– Coming from our team, more than one player will finish in First. Many of my colleagues have brutal conditions. Iván is a footballer who makes a difference. Vivian has an impressive hierarchy. It seems that he has been playing in the Second Division for 5 or 6 years. Víctor (Gómez) has also surprised me. He is the youngest and will return to play in the highest category.

– A week ago the ninth anniversary of the first qualification of Mirandés for the semifinals of the Copa del Rey was commemorated. At that time, Meseguer was only 12 years old.

– I remember that moment of the Mirandés because it went viral. I remember Pablo Infante who appeared everywhere, on the news and in the newspapers.

– You have two more seasons ahead as a rojillo, with what personal goals do you present yourself?

– My idea is to keep playing and taking minutes in the category. And this year to achieve the goal as soon as possible to stay another year in Second.

– The fact of haunting the playoff positions a few days ago, could it disorient?

– I don't think it was that, but the footballer sometimes trusts himself and stops doing things because he looks comfortable. We looked good in qualifying. We must not lose the north. We must know what our main objective is, which is salvation. The other day the team had a change of attitude and that is the way.

“I want to keep playing and get minutes in the category”

– Will Cristo González give the team many points in the second round?

– Of course I do. He is a player who makes a difference within the area and has already given us the first three. He is going to contribute a lot to us in three quarters of the field, in association because he likes to be in contact with the ball. It won't give much more.

– Where appropriate, he performs the so-called 'dark' work within the field. An aspect of the game that is often valued very little.

– My game is that way. Do a correct job. It is true that the goals, the assists and the quality of going one-on-one I do not have, which in the end is what the fans like the most. I consider myself a team player who always tries to help.

– El Mirandés closed the first leg of the season with 27 points. What grade do you give the team?

– An 8. We had a good first round, although the last three games tainted the work we had done a bit. We got a lot of points and with a good game. You can always improve and hopefully in this second round we do even better than in the first.