”Mesut Özil’s biggest moments are so minimalistics that one can scarcely grasp them; to me they seem like the intesification of the most beautiful concentrations of one-touch soccer. Özil’s moments are short and have scarcely tangible substance, like those elements in particle acceleration that only exist in microseconds.
He allows quick pass to run past him at the last moment, instead of stopping the ball; he stops the ball and stands suddenly above it, so that his opponent loses all his balance and control, then he play passes that seem to come out of nothing as from the depths of space”
Fernando & Books
“The vast majority of footballers stop bothering to keep on learning once they become professionals, and that is their biggest mistake.”
“I’ve played football since I was very little, so I haven’t really set myself another professional goal that is not football-related. But I if I hadn’t been a footballer, I think I would’ve studied a many, many things. I don’t know exactly what, but I would’ve studied a career to make a living for myself and find my way through life like so many of my friends and so many spaniards bravely do in these difficult times.”
Some of Fernando’s favorite books:
- “El Monje Que Vendió Su Ferrari” by Robin S. Sharma
- “Saber Perder” by David Trueba
- “Cuatro Amigos” by David Trueba
- “Las Leyes De La Frontera” by Javier Cercas
Mar 24 2013, TORRES in Tenerife island with a fan.