Veronica Boquete has given a long interview to Milan TV about her experiences in Italy so far, her debut and what will come after her playing career.
The Spaniard is a legend who has come a long way from her early days in Santiago de Compostela, where she was the only girl who dared to play football in a town where girls were banned from playing that sport. Now, she has a stadium named after her in the city.
You can read our exclusive interview with her here, while Boquete spoke to the microphones of Milan TV and talked about her life, her anecdotes and her current moment at Milan, with her words transcribed by MilanNews.
On her talents: “Vero is a footballer with great experience. I have played in 8 different countries and now I am a footballer for 15 years. I have the same passion as when I was little. At the age of 5 or 6 I started playing with other children. from my country but they didn’t let me play often and so I was forced to sit on the bench. I didn’t like the rule of boys and girls but I trained every day. I’m a quiet girl but I always want to win.”
On her profession debut: “I remember that the shirt was very long and my family supporting me. I was very happy”
On her first match with Milan: “I’m used to changes and I found myself well here immediately. From day one they made me feel at home. I’m sorry I haven’t visited Milan yet but if we win, everything is fine.”
On the Italian league: “I missed the Italian league and I came here because I wanted to play in Milan, a historic club. The Italian league surprised me because it has intensity with strong players and they have great quality. Italy is ready to play with the big leagues.”
On Milan: “The team, my team-mates, everything is fantastic. I am lucky to be in Milan. We have everything to train well and to compete well. We want to fight for important titles and win with Juventus.”
On pre-game rituals: “I don’t need big things. The work is done during the week while at the weekend you have to take advantage of your opportunities. Sometimes I listen to some music before the games.”
On her desire to score: “I hope to score a lot here. I celebrate thinking of my family with an exultation that we chose when I left my family. I use an exultation that looks like octopus because it is the food of the region I come from.”
On the skills she has: “I don’t know how to do many skills because I remember my dad telling me it wasn’t important. I concentrated on shooting, checking and passing. If the show is good and you have fun, go back to watch another game. Women’s football has grown. but he will have to do it again.”
On her desire to become a coach: “One day I would like to become a professional coach or in men’s or women’s football also because sport is the same. If I want to reach the maximum and the maximum will be men’s football then I could sit on the bench of a men’s team.”
A chat with @VeroBoquete: from her first football experience to her future dreams 🤩
— AC Milan (@acmilan) January 27, 2021