Dani Poyatos led Real Madrid before they lifted the UEFA Youth League with Raul Gonzalez at the helm. In February, he will take over the reins of the Tokushima Vortis in the Japanese J-League.
And in a statement to the newspaper 'AS', Poyatos wanted to talk about the great work that the former Real Madrid captain is doing at the head of the youth team, and about his winning the prestigious European title.
"That success is the sum of many factors. Arribas or Dotor, for example, have passed through the hands of many coaches. They have been sought after for a long time. I spent nine months with them. We won the League, I helped get the team into the quarterfinals of the Youth League...", said Poyatos.
He added: "I am happy that Raul took the team, he imprints his vision and that DNA he has on his teams. The precious title that was so longed for has finally arrived. I am very grateful to Madrid because they also sent me the medal, they made me a part of the success".
In addition, he also referred to his new Japanese adventure: "I have my experience, I began to train when I was 14 and now I am 42 and I have never stopped training. You have to keep fighting, trying things out. My dream would be to be able to train Real Madrid, but I understand that I have a process. This opportunity arises. It is football in Japan, but always they bet on me. At the time Tokushima came to talk to me several times, but it wasn't the right time. Now they didn't even let me unpack. They insisted again and I appreciated it".
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