Salgado: I want to give something back

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Salgado: I want to give something back

Dubai is known for attracting the best and Michel Salgado is no exception. The former Real Madrid and Spanish star has embarked on a new journey to teach the UAE youth the most followed game in the world.

By Liaqat Ali

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Published: Wed 28 Aug 2013, 12:19 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 8:46 AM

Spanish Soccer Schools was inaugurated at Dubai Sports City on Tuesday.

The former defender who made 55 appearances for Spain said: “Football is everything to me. I started playing the game at the age of three and it is in my blood. It saved me from streets by giving me values, career and identity. I can’t think a moment without football.

“It is time to give something to back to the world. I want to impart my knowledge to the kids. I feel myself privileged to be part of this project.

“The game is not only the name of skill and technique. It gives you opportunity to be a complete man. I want to transfer all my experience to the youngsters. “I want to teach the youngsters football in a Spanish way. Spain have ruled the world in terms of football by winning World Cup and European championship.

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