Josep Rius: "I tried with Barça at the age of 14 but they didn't take me"

He entered politics by chance although he had always carried it inside.

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01 December 2022 Thursday 22:33
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Josep Rius: "I tried with Barça at the age of 14 but they didn't take me"

He entered politics by chance although he had always carried it inside. After years of substitutions, he is now the one who leads the offensive for Junts per Catalunya in Parliament, although always with sportsmanship.

What was your first World Cup?

The one I remember is the one from 1982, the one from Spain. I was surprised by that Italian named Paolo Rossi who was the top scorer.

Are you following the World Cup?

Yes. At home we are quite soccer fans. My son plays for Europa and I am a long-suffering father who follows his son through the fields on weekends.

Are you a member of any team?

Only from Europe. I identify a lot because he has positioned himself anti-fascist and anti-homophobic. It is one of these clubs that impregnate values ​​to their players.

Who would win an election in Catalonia, Piqué or Messi?

Pique. Because of the way it is and how it connects with fans and citizens. At specific moments he has positioned himself in a very brave way.

Play soccer?

Not now, but I have played many years. I have never been federated. I am the youngest of four brothers and my parents did not reach more.

In what position?

Forward and sometimes inside. He was more technical than a fighter.

Wouldn't you have preferred to be a footballer rather than a politician?

Yes! He had dreamed of being a footballer. I did a test to join Barça at the age of 14 but they didn't take me.

What selection does it go with?

I would like to go with Catalunya but that is not yet possible. I would like Messi to have the World Cup in his showcase.

Do you think that Catalonia would have a chance to win the World Cup?

Yes. He could play a good role, great footballers have been trained here.

Are you more into parrying or attacking?

I like to play as a team and attack.

Are you a Guardiolista?

Yes. Guardiola is one of those characters who goes beyond his role as coach and player. Of which he best explains why Barça is more than a club.

What do you do to disconnect?

I like to walk in the mountains. It's how I'm happier. And be with friends who don't talk about politics.

Do you like Luis Enrique?

It's very authentic. It is not politically correct. It doesn't filter the answers but they are well thought out answers.

Would you like to have him in a coalition government?

Yes, I think we would understand each other because we wouldn't beat around the bush. He is a person who complies with the agreements and in a coalition government, the agreements must be complied with.

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