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This morning after an overcast, rainy, snowy training session I had a few minutes to talk with RSL Forward Joao Plata.  The transcript of our conversation is below in English and Spanish.  Joao appears to be fitting in well at RSL, enjoys his teammates and looks forward to contributing to the RSL attack this season.

 

English Transcript:

RSL Soccer Talk: Joao, how do you feel your preseason is going with Real Salt Lake?

Joao Plata: I think its going very well. Little by little I’m engaging with the team, following the coaches instructions and training hard to get ready for the opening match.

RSL Soccer Talk: Feel like you’re adjusting to the club and the system at Real Salt Lake?

Joao: I am doing everything the coach is asking me to do. I try to follow his instructions every day in training.  I’m training hard with my teammates, integrating with them and well I think that helps me a lot to get ready.

RSL Soccer Talk: What do you think about the club so far?

Joao: I think it is a very good institution. They have opened the doors to me and as such I have to train hard, perform well and make lots of goals.

RSL Soccer Talk: What differences that you have liked have you noticed in the club compared to Toronto and other clubs where you have played?

Joao: I get along well with of all my teammates and coaches. I always emphasize and try to understand what they say and I like it because they are a family here at Real Salt Lake. I am very happy that they opened the door for me to offer my services.

RSL Soccer Talk: What do you see your role being with the club, what are your goals and your future?

Joao: Well right now in 2013 I hope to make this a good year with Real Salt Lake and my future if God permits at a club in Europe.  That’s my dream, my goal, playing in Europe and make it to the top.

 

Spanish Transcript:

RSL Soccer Talk: Joao, como sientes que va tu pretemporada con Real Salt Lake?

Joao Plata:  Creo que va muy bien.  De a poco me voy acoplando con el equipo, con lo que dice el técnico y entrenando muy fuerte para entrar en ultimas condiciones para el primer partido.

RSL Soccer Talk: Sientes que estas ajustando al club y su sistema de Real Salt Lake?

Joao:  Yo creo que lo que me esta pidiendo el técnico lo estoy cumpliendo.  Trato de hacerlo cada día en el entrenamiento, entrenando fuerte con mis compañeros, incorporándome y bueno creo que eso me ayuda de mucho para llegar en ultimas condiciones.

RSL Soccer Talk:  Que opinas sobre el club hasta el momento?

Joao:  Creo que es una institución muy buena.  Me han abierto las puertas y como ellos me abrieron las puertas tengo que entrenar fuerte, darle muchos frutos y muchos goles.

RSL Soccer Talk:  Que diferencias has notado en el club comparado con Toronto y otros clubes donde has jugado que te han gustado?

Joao:  Creo que me gusta la forma de ser de todos mis compañeros y profesores.  Siempre recalco y trato de entender lo que me dicen y me gusta porque son una familia acá en Real Salt Lake.  Me siento muy contento que me abrieron la puerta y yo también brindar mis servicios.

RSL Soccer Talk:  Que ves que será tu papel con el club, tus metas y tu futuro?

Joao:  Bueno ahorita en este 2013 espero hacer un buen ano con Real Salt Lake y bueno mi futuro si dios lo permite algún club de Europa.  Ese es mi ilusión, mi meta, jugar en Europa y llegar lejos.