Ramiro Amarelle nuevo seleccionador nacional de China en

Considered one of the best beach soccer players in the world, Ramiro Figueiras Amarelle (Ponteceso, 1977), will be this year the Chinese coach of this modality.

-How did you decide to embark on this project?

-After 20 years playing football for the world ahead and being five as coach of Barcelona, ​​I thought it was a good option to continue my career.

- He caught you by surprise?

-Do not. I've been receiving proposals for some time and I had not thought about taking any. I like that the things that I get involved in are interesting projects. They have been trying to convince me for several years and now I thought it was a good time to accept it because the conditions are good and I'm looking forward to it.

-What feeling is it going?

-I'm going there with a lot of desire to work and expectant to see who we are. The processes are not easy, because culturally we are very different and that process of adaptation is going to be hard. A very important change that supposes for me their culture and for them everything I can propose to them. I am sure there are substantial differences in the ways of understanding everything. The process of training and sports. It will take a long time and we will see how we adapt to each other.

- What are the objectives?

-Develop the modality within the country and try to improve the level of sport there and therefore that of the selection.

- Is the project going long or is it just for this year?

-I do not know. The project is long-term, at least that is his intention. At the moment I set a short time to see how things start, how they work and then assess the situation. We are always in time to improve. First, to know them a bit to see how they work and see if they can develop all the ideas that I have in mind and if they can be done, well, and, breast, I'll have to let them continue working.

-What is the situation of beach soccer in Spain?

- Beach soccer is much worse in Spain than in China. The issue of federation is an important burden and at the moment it is what there is. In Galicia, in Spain, the sport is a bit paralyzed. The truth is that although there is a budget of one million euros, I do not see it reflected in the development of the sport within the country. It should be much better than it is. It's a shame, but, like many things in life, for people to realize things have to happen bad things. The country is going through a difficult time despite having good players and many young people who practice this sport.

-And you, how did it start?

-With 19 years I started training. It was the possibility that I had playing with some friends. They offered me the chance to go with the Spanish team, I did it well and, from then on, my career was always linked to beach soccer.

-In 2008 and 2013 he was recognized as the best player in the world of beach soccer.

-With luck, many hours of training and with good teammates. These are always the factors that influence.

-And also, five or six times he was the top scorer and the best player in Europe. What happens in Spain?

-The truth is that it was not the goal, because when you play as a team you want the team to win. In Spain what happens is that there is no possibility of this type of sport. I'm sure there are people who really want to play, but the possibility is not offered.