It was an afternoon to remember at Allianz Stadium for our Junior Members as they got to meet and interview Juve's number 16, Juan Cuadrado in the press conference room of Allianz Stadium, becoming Junior Reporters.
It was a very special 'press conference', with Cuadrado asked 21 questions, one for each child present, and Juan answered all of them with a smile, "because your questions come from the heart."
"It's not easy being a footballer - he explained - When I was younger I was turned away by so many teams because I was too thin, but I didn't give up, I continued to believe in my dream and I gave everything to make it become a reality. Then it came true when I made my debut in Colombia as a professional, and at that moment I experienced the greatest emotion of my career."
"What will I do at the end of my career? I still don't know, but my thought is always to be close to the children of my foundation in Colombia, to be at their side helping them to grow and become adults."
"Unfortunately, there is no time to spend time with the family, because we travel a lot, we are often travelling - Juan continued - I miss grandparents, uncles, cousins. The first two years in Italy I lived alone, then I brought my mother and my sister who stayed with me, in addition to my wife and daughter and the little Lucas, who is coming. Even when I play, I often think about my mother, because without her I would not have been able to become what I am today. I also think a lot about God and before every game I pray for his help. I am privileged and I thank him for everything I receive from life."
After answering the questions put to him by the young fans, Cuadrado signed autographs and posed for photos. A promise kept amongst the many questions,was one in which Junior Reporter asked Juan to perform the dance with which he celebrates his goals: "When we finish you I'll teach you." - Juan had answered. So there is nothing better than ending a fun-filled afternoon with a salsa lesson, held by the Master, Cuadrado.