‘A Common Goal’ by Juan Mata
Today, I am launching something that I hope will help to change the world, even if only in some small way. And I hope that other footballers around the world will help me in this goal. But before I tell you about it, I must tell you what football means to me.
To do that we have to start with something that I will never forget.
I can still see the cross coming in. I can see the ball bouncing off Thomas Müller’s head, looping over Petr Čech and then hitting the crossbar and going in. And then I remember the sound. I couldn’t even hear myself think … it was just pure electricity.