My Matchday: Gerard Deulofeu
The Golden Boys talk us through their matchday rituals, routines & habits.
Not just on a matchday but all through the week I always eat chicken or fish with vegetables and some pasta or some rice. The way I eat now is much better than in previous years. My weight is exactly perfect for performing well at the weekend.
On the bus I always sit with Pereyra, Kiko and Masina. Sometimes we play a game on the iPad called Parchis. It’s like a dice and board game. Sometimes Masina brings a speaker too and he puts on some music.
Before I used to but now I don’t really like to listen to music too much on a matchday. If I do it’s because somebody else has put something on.
When I get to the stadium I always stay in the dressing room and have some physio before the warm-up. Some players like to go and look at the pitch but I don’t really do that.
I wear the same type of boot every game. I have a special boot made for me with a protector at the back of my foot and I feel really good when I’m wearing it. Every three months I change my boot but it is always the same model.
Here in England I am playing with leggings because I feel much better this way. Also when it’s cold I wear gloves and under armour. Towards the end of the season it’s too hot for those things though.
I do have things I like to do as part of my matchday routine at home and at the stadium but I like to keep them secret!
During the whole week I eat, train and rest well and then after a game I normally go for dinner with family and friends to eat something different and relax. There is a restaurant in Mayfair which I think is the best in England!