A member of the Spanish team that will be in Regina to play the New York Cosmos in an international soccer friendly says fans are in for a competitive game of soccer.
Nani is a member of CF Valencia, and is considered as one of Portugal’s top players. He was the captain of the squad that won the last European Championship and has represented his country over 100 times in international play.
Nani says CF Valencia will be getting ready for the 2017 La Liga season when this game happens, so his team won’t be taking it lightly as players will be looking to show the coaching staff they are more than able to represent the team in the 2017 season after a 2016 that is just ending and sees the team currently standing 13th in the 20 team circuit.
The 30 year old, who spent a great deal of his career with England’s Manchester United winning four Premier League titles, says he is looking forward to the Saskatchewan visit and helping grow the game while interacting with fans of not just Valencia, but Portuguese soccer.
That game goes Saturday, July 22 at Mosaic Stadium with tickets going on sale Friday.