It is not easy to talk to Emmanuel Amunike (Nigeria, 1970). Despite hanging up his boots in 2004 and being without a team as a coach, the Nigerian is a busy guy who takes fifteen minutes to steal. "When I have free time I prefer to dedicate it to my family," he explains during his conversation with ABC . A talk full of ups and downs, because there are topics that he does not like and about which he is reluctant to talk. As if the passing of the years had not healed the wounds. « Barcelona, Barcelona, Barcelona … It's always the same. What happened there no longer interests me . Now I am a coach and not a footballer, "he replies wearily.
In the collective imagination the name of Amunike