Chapter 1 - Winning it all again
Just 4 years ago i was in Johannesburg playing aiganst The Netherlands. I remember it all so clearly, we scored very late with a great goal by Iniesta. I was estatic, I had won many other throphies before but nothing felt like this, it was something special making your native land the best in the world. But then i sat home on the couch watching the next World Cup. It was a disgrace we lost 5-1 to The Netherlands, I stayed up crying the whole night that day. Then we met Chile, once again we lost 2-0 and we were out. Something had changed we were not the happy side that just wanted to play anymore, we were just looking forward to the summer break and the ladies. At that moment I understood I needed to make a change I was gonna become a manager.
I thought about it and the more I thought about it the more unsure I became. It was 4 years ago i won the World Cup. Will they still remember me? Will I get a job? Will I fail in managment and be remembered as a bad coach instead as a great player. But today the thinking ended I was ready, I don´t care about being forgotten, we are all gonna be forgotten someday. I was ready..... I was ready to win it all again.
I called my agent and told him everything in every single detail, he said I was crazy but that he would try. He called me back and said we were going to Birmingham to negiotiate a contract. I asked what team I was gonna negotiate with but he said he did not have time to explain, I kissed my wife and took the flight to Birmingham. I was going to win it all again!