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Pau Cubarsí Opens Up About Living His Dream at Barça

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Pau Cubarsi describes his experience joining the first team.

Pau Cubarsí confesses in a club interview about his breakthrough into Xavi Hernández’s first team, stating “I’m living a real dream,” emphasizing that “at the moment, I face it with a lot of tranquility. Family and friends help me stay grounded, which is essential. And this makes me live everything that is happening to me with greater calmness.”

His name is already being chanted by fans even though he’s a youth player: “It’s a real honor to wear the jersey of my life-long club. But when I step onto the field, I don’t think about my age. I feel like just another player who wants to help the team, and that’s how I give my all.” In that regard, regarding pressure, he explains that “when you’re a Barça player, you always have that extra pressure because wearing this badge and this jersey is one of the most important things in the world. Therefore, we do play with pressure, but I think this makes us better footballers. And we prove it.” He confesses the names of his role models: “I’ve always said that my idols are Puyol and Piqué:

Carles Puyol

“He’s an example to follow,” he said. “Puyol gives me security, ambition, and character, both on and off the field”

Gerard Pique

“As a child, I watched him play on TV, and I really liked his style. I visualize a lot of his plays.”

About the current dressing room, he reveals that “we are a very close-knit group, a great team. But especially Ronald Araujo helps me a lot tactically and personally, and João Cancelo, who is one of the funniest in the team, always brings joy and makes you feel comfortable.” He is clear that they have to fight until the end for the League and the Champions League: “The main challenges are two: to try to win the Champions League, as always, and not to give up on the League. There are still many matchdays left, we are Barça, and we must fight until the end. I have no doubt that we will do it. PSG? We are very excited. After so many years without reaching the quarter-finals, we will go all out. Furthermore, it’s a very good match for the spectators and very good for the players because it pushes you to the limit. We want to give our best and be in the semifinals.”