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Villarreal’s Manu Trigueros: ‘A dressing room is harder than a classroom’

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Midfielder who scored against Arsenal last week is also a qualified teacher after fearing he would not enjoy such football success

One day Manu Trigueros would love to be able to tell his kids about that time he got the goal which helped take Villarreal to their first final. All 25 of his kids. The man who scored the opener in the Europa League semi-final first leg and then conceded the penalty that gave Arsenal hope – a decision he still can’t believe, worse every time he watches it – is a midfielder with class: a footballer and a qualified teacher too.

Trigueros has spent nine years in the first team at Villarreal and three years at the Universidad San Pablo CEU down the road in Castellón. The vice-captain is on the verge of potentially the greatest night in the history of the town’s football team, but at the Nuestra Señora de la Consolación primary school where he completed his training, a 15-minute stroll from the Estadio de la Cerámica, the children know him just as Don Manu, Mr Manu.

Continue reading…Midfielder who scored against Arsenal last week is also a qualified teacher after fearing he would not enjoy such football successOne day Manu Trigueros would love to be able to tell his kids about that time he got the goal which helped take Villarreal to their first final. All 25 of his kids. The man who scored the opener in the Europa League semi-final first leg and then conceded the penalty that gave Arsenal hope – a decision he still can’t believe, worse every time he watches it – is a midfielder with class: a footballer and a qualified teacher too.Trigueros has spent nine years in the first team at Villarreal and three years at the Universidad San Pablo CEU down the road in Castellón. The vice-captain is on the verge of potentially the greatest night in the history of the town’s football team, but at the Nuestra Señora de la Consolación primary school where he completed his training, a 15-minute stroll from the Estadio de la Cerámica, the children know him just as Don Manu, Mr Manu. Continue reading…