Juan Mata has spoken about his desire to win the Premier League with Manchester United, having won so many other trophies since moving to England from Valencia.
I would love to win it. I have been lucky enough to win so many trophies already. But I’ve been in England six seasons now and haven’t won it yet. I’m 28 years old now and time flies. It feels like yesterday that I was playing in my first year at Valencia when I was 19.
There are so many good and bad things that I’ve been through, flying through the years, so you need to sometimes take a step aside and think about what you are doing and what you still want to achieve. Because for me it’s very important not to relax as a professional footballer and think I’ve won trophies with great teams and that is success. For me it is about always getting hungrier, trying to improve and trying to be better.
Mata has spoken about life in England and how it’s different to Spain, but the importance of getting to know the city and history of the club you play for.
I’m very happy with the love you receive from the fans. I think here in England they are so respectful in the way they treat football players.
For me it’s important to feel confident in my surroundings. I need to learn from the city I’m living in and the history of the club I’m playing for. It helps me to be in a better mind-set and be happier. And if you feel more confident you can perform better.