Nani Roma (50) has a plant and when he was young he played as a soccer goalkeeper, but he used gasoline more. Although he had a little soccer corner that appears from time to time. Like now.
Is the World Cup still or is it forbidden by the religion of motorsport?
Of course! When I watch most football it's because of the World Cup, although, to be honest, I mostly pay attention to the semifinal matches and the final. In fact, the World Cup final is the only game, apart from a Barça-Madrid, that I eat whole.
Who is he going with?
Man, with the red one, man! Besides, Luis Enrique is a fucking uncle. I like him on principle. I would love for them to do very well for him. Bet on young people, they are not afraid of being wrong.
Would you like him as a co-pilot?
Holy shit, what fights we would have! I would make some noise...! I'd throw him out of the car… (laughs) he's a super intense guy. These intense people are very interesting, they really live everything. I like it a lot. He makes me laugh a lot when I see his press conferences. I met him years ago, and I follow him, and besides, he really likes the bike.
We all have a coach inside us, but you were also a goalkeeper before you became a pilot...
I played at OAR Vic, at Vic, at Roda de Ter. The goalies are the rare characters. Luckily, I did not agree with a coach and I left football. That person changed my life.
Would I have gone far?
I don't think so; I would have stayed in amateur categories. I had neither the passion nor the desire that I felt when I first got on a motorcycle.
What about Qatar?
What annoys me is the people who have left their lives in the works. A World Cup in the middle of the desert, with the economic and climate crisis we are experiencing, is an animal, a contradiction.