El Badalona is one of the most unfortunate in the Copa del Rey draw … or maybe it's the other way around. Being in Second Division B hype, the Catalan club has already assumed that its first-round rival would be in the same category. However, the remaining three seats of the First and Second caused the Oviedo Who visits the Municipal. Obviously, given the conditions of the people of El Salvador and the potential of the local entity, nothing should be taken for granted. In such a sport-related town, the club bears the palm of its hand with over 100 years of history. Although it changed its name, it was born in 1903 and was known as Soccer Sport by all.
Between so many years of history, circumstances led Badalona to fight in the silver category for ascending to Primera in a total of 14 seasons. Also for players the size of Mariano (current Real Madrid striker), Enric Gallego (in Getafe) or Alberto Edjogo-Owono, now a well-known sports talk show on television, to wear the blue rubber band. But among them all is a Spanish football legend, who stoically supports the pace of competition. At 42 years old (will be 43 in December), José Miguel Morales remains goal keeper. He has records as a player with fuller matches in Second B, the goalkeeper who left the goal more times to zero, which adds more minutes … And yet, he does not lose the illusion. In the bag, he already has other experiences of coperantes, but the bell still goes through his head every day before bed. Morales was commissioned to submit for the AS test:
José Miguel Morales, in the AS test:
1. The new Copa del Rey is …
More participative for all teams. All LaLiga and semi-pro football.
2. Who do you dream of facing in this new format?
I'm indifferent, but a Champions team would be wonderful. Not just on a personal level, but on an institutional level, so I can bring any of the Champions here to Badalona.
3. Which Spanish soccer player have you signed up for on your team?
For Messi, obviously. If I had to be Spanish, I'd stay with Melendo, so I work at Espanyol (laughs).
4. Choose: Reach the Copa del Rey semifinals or climb this season.
Save us this year. As is the situation, I kept saving ourselves.
5. Define your club in three words.
Competitive, city and ambitious.
6. Define the place your club represents in three words.
Wonderful, cozy and a spectacular place to live.
7. What does your team play?
We try to master all aspects of the game, we don't have a clear style.
8. What is your best memory of Copa del Rey?
I was lucky enough to go to Calderón and Bernabéu and any of them are worth it. Against Atletico Madrid I played with Sant Andreu and against Madrid with Terrassa.
9. Eliminating the rival would be a feat, which is the biggest thing he remembers in football?
On a personal level, the rise of Second B to Second with Terrassa. Also every time I was summoned with the Catalan staff.
10. The new Copa del Rey invites you to dream, do you dare to challenge if you win the trophy?
I wouldn't mind, dye my hair if necessary. Don't ask me much more (laughs). Some colleagues dyed their hair when we went up, I didn't, but we won the Copa del Rey, I would.
El Badalona, in data
Full name: Badalona Football Club.
Locality representing: Barcelona (217,741 inhabitants).
Usual stage: Badalona Municipal Stadium (4,170 spectators).
Category: Group III of Second Division B.