The communication services of Mallorca met today to Miquel Ángel Moyà y Leo Romanthe only two goalkeepers trained in the Mallorca academy who have played with the U-21 team, so that had a dialogue in which Moyà congratulated Leo on his debut against Norway. “I see you with a lot of personality,” the former goalkeeper from Mallorca, Valencia, Atlético and Getafe told him.
Leo Román has rejoined RCD Mallorca’s training after returning from his call-up with the Spanish under-21 team. The Ibizan goalkeeper has successfully completed another stage of his career after making his debut with the under-21s in the match played against Norway. Román started and did not concede a goal in the 3-0 win against the Norwegians. In this way he has become the second goalkeeper in the history of the club to make his debut with the under-21s. The first and only one to date had been Miguel Ángel Moyà, who wanted to congratulate him and talk with him through a video call. “I have good memories of Norway, I was European champion there with the national team. This has been your debut with the under-21s and they have already told me that we are the only two goalkeepers in the house who have played with the under-21s. I think it’s a great feeling,” Moyà told him. Leo Román has ensured that «It is my second call with the national team, and both have been with the U-21. The previous one was two months ago and now it has been the debut ».
Miguel Ángel Moyà wanted to remember his time in the lower categories of the Spanish team, with the title of champion of the European Championship with the sub-19 or the three European Championships played with the sub-21 of Iñaki Sáez «In my time, of all the players who had played with the U21 I was in the top-5 of players with the most appearances in the U21, but I was never able to debut with the senior team because I had Casillas, Valdés, Cañizares or Palop in front of me. I did not have the option of debuting even as a professional in the First Division. Let’s see if you don’t need to play so many games with the under-21s, but tomorrow you have the option to go to the absolute». Something to which Leo Román has responded with enthusiasm. «It would be a dream but, in the end, you have to go step by step. Obviously, first you have to focus on the team and take small steps so that in the future they can be something bigger.
Moyà also wanted to comment on how he sees the game under the sticks of the Majorcan goalkeeper, who last season already made his debut in the First Division with the first team. «It caught my attention that you are a goalkeeper with leadership skills, with personality under the sticks, I did not see you wrinkled. I want to encourage you, even though the competition this year is tough, the season takes many turns. I want to encourage you because I really liked the personality you have on the pitch.” For Roman, “I really appreciate your words. In the end I try to work very hard on a daily basis and later in the game try to capture that work. Try to be myself and that I can give my level ». For Moyà, “these matches with the U21s come in handy to be prepared and for the coach to know that you are ready. The season is very long and with work the opportunity always comes».