Marist Football Club
Marist FC players have impressed the visiting coaches from Barcelona with their ‘positive attitudes’. With only 2weeks left before returning back to Barcelona, one of the two visiting coaches, Hugo Perez-Porro Costa has expressed his admiration of the player’s attitude towards training.
“An attribute that has been present throughout my first 2weeks here with Marist and…….which I’ve been quite impressed with is good attitude’’ he said.
“It’s good to see the players here are eager to learn every day. The willingness to learn was evident and their positive attitudes clearly reflect that”.
“I had an amazing time with boys, they have shown professionalism, from my own opinion if I could compare with the level in Spain, the daily training, the facility and the coach, I think Marist is on the right track to becoming a great club. While in Spain, we knew nothing about Solomon Islands football, but when I come here, honestly speaking, football here is not far away from Spain. The gap is not that far behind. If I were to compare the level, I think what I’ve seen here in Marist made me believe that the boys here can compete in the second or third division in Spain”.
“The players here are good, they have good technique, they’re are fast, however I understand that they haven’t been learning football from the base (when they were kids) until when they all grown up to adults before starting to learn how to play properly, but its quiet late. That’s a pity, if not, maybe half of the team can play in the second or third division in Spain because they have good technical skill, good pace, they are committed to improvement, good discipline and they have shown good attitude towards training. Marist players here are lucky because they have been groomed under a very good coach, Juliano Schmeling. We’ve been friends for a long time, that’s why I came here. Personally, I believe the club will continue to grow bigger and become a force in Oceania very soon.’’
The two visiting coaches from Barcelona, Hugo Perez-Porro Costa and Pau Vaccaro are currently assisting Marist FC in daily trainings. They are here for only one month, both are expected to return back to Barcelona early next month (August).