listen to oriol riera discuss his time at la masia
Western Sydney Wanderers forward Oriel Riera believes adapting to other football styles after leaving La Masia is one of the hardest things for players.
Riera spent six years in Barcelona under the La Masia academy and told Carlos Alberto Diego and Jonathan Howcroft on FNR_Football Nation Radio’s The Journos the academy teaches youth a different way of life.
“When we talk about La Masia it’s not just about football or the academy, they show you a different style of life,” Riera said.
According to Riera, much of the emphasis at the academy is placed towards developing a team orientated approach and implementing the Barcelona style of play.
“It’s not about being the best club but about teaching you the important things when you are young,” Riera said.
Riera moved from Deportivo to Western Sydney this season where he has scored eight goals in 18 matches this season and is confident the club are heading in the right direction.
“We’re trying to maintain this level and keep positive. We want to be in the best position we can be for the finals,” Riera said.
The Journos airs daily from 8am (AEDT) hosted by Carlos Alberto Diego on FNR_Football Nation Radio.
listen to the full interview here