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Pellicer: “Taking the Málaga CF name to Europe is exciting”

The Juvenil A coach analyses the imminent start to the season, in which the team will compete in the UEFA Youth League: “It’s a very exciting season where we will grow.”

The Juvenil A team, which competes in Group IV of the División de Honor, will debut in the UEFA Youth League this season, combining matches on a national category to defend their title.  Team coach, Sergio Pellicer, speaks to MCFTV about the campaign set to kick off on Thursday, with the first regular league game of the season against Córdoba CF.


“It’s a very exciting season, where we’ll have to play on Wednesday and Sunday, which will of course help us to grow, in order to compete and show the best of ourselves.  Taking the Málaga CF name to Europe is exciting, then undoubtedly, the league is or day to day objective.”

FC Nitra

“Being part of such a prestigious tournament as the UEFA Youth League, amongst these rivals in the draw, and being champions of our country, is on our own merit.  Today football is very universal and everyone works hard, well beyond the name.  They are very powerful and hard-working schools, but Málaga is the rival FC Nitra will face, and we will be going there to compete.”

Group IV División de Honor

“The league is very competitive.  There are very strong teams, but our aim is to prioritise the development of each player and fight to get to the top.”

Prestige, a result of hard work

“When a club achieves an important title, it’s clear that rivals view you differently.  This wasn’t just won last year, but step by step over previous years.”

Future, the main objective

“The stars are the young players, they are the ones who got us here, but of course, a lot of hard work went into it over many years.  I hope that within three or four years we can say we had a wonderful group of players, and four or five of them will be competing in the First Division.  This would go far beyond lifting a trophy or winning a league championship, this would be the biggest reward of this generation.”