Playing with Spanish soccer icon in Qingtian schoolyard

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated : Apr 11, 2024 L M S


Manolo Sanchis teaches soccer skills to students. [Photo/WeChat Account: qingtianfabu]

A special soccer match kicked off at Jiangnan Experimental School in Qingtian county, Lishui, Zhejiang province on April 10, as Manolo Sanchis, a former Real Madrid captain, joined young players on the field.

Sanchis is one of the most iconic players in the history of Real Madrid in Spain. On April 9, a romantic encounter with the delicious wine from Qingtian marked the beginning of his tour in this county.

The following day, at Jiangnan Experimental School, Sanchis participated in soccer practice with students, offering coaching tips and exchanging gifts with them.

One standout player, Dong Keni, received special attention from Sanchis due to her smooth dribbling and quick reaction. She expressed her surprise to see such a famous player at school. "I got better by learning new juggling skills from him," said Dong excitedly.

"I feel that the children here are quite interested in soccer, which is a very good thing," remarked Sanchis. He believes that the students can go to a broader stage with their strong interest, just as he was able to do on his journey to worldwide stardom.

Sanchis also visited the Qingtian Stone Carving Museum, where he immersed himself in the county's profound stone carving culture and gained hands-on experience in the craft.