Mauro is a football coach and general manager of teams that he managed in different part of the globe from USA to the Gulf from China to Gibraltar. His mindset is strong and open to listening and teaching with a strong focus towards younger generations and their accomplishment as sport-players and human beings. He is one of those person that - silently - work to make the world a better place.
Mauro what is for you the ultimate meaning of sport?
“The true meaning of sport is not to win a match, but to fight back against the enemies that hide in one’s mind. Now we have to fight back against ourselves”.
Challenge is therefore an important element in your professional life. What are your feelings about the challenges that we are facing in these days?
The entire world is going through an unprecedented and tragic situation, the Covid-19 pandemic, which has completely changed our routine, activities, relationships, basically our whole existence. Soon many people realised that their comfort zone is not inside them, but it’s actually what surrounds them.
“In the middle of difficulties lies opportunity” do you think this statement has a truth in it? And how do you see this applied to sport particular more junior categories of soccer?
Rebellious people are the ones suffering the most, as well as people who are used to receive approval from the outside, who had to change their way of playing. The ones who stick to the rules and cooperate are going to improve, definitely.
Just like the other sports, junior soccer also had to find an alternative way to grow, focusing more on the mind, which is a motor system embedded and embodied in its context, so thought, memory, awareness, perception and motivation are the products of constructive motor skills.