Dani Olmo: “Football players are very influential; with little we help a lot”


The talent of Dani Olmo When he steps on the pitch it is unmistakable, but the good work of the Spanish playmaker is more than what happens on the pitch. This is evidenced by the fact that he is a member of ‘Common Goal’, an organization where he contributes 1% of his salary with the aim of supporting various social projects. “Football can help in many ways. I believe that football has many effects and we as footballers are ultimately very influential. With very little we help a lot,” said Dani Olmo himself in the documentary ‘Come on Football’, released recently and co-produced by the aforementioned ‘Common Goal’ with DAZN.

In particular, the grain of sand provided by Dani Olmo serves to help restore stability in communities after the chaos in a Croatia which the Spanish playmaker knows firsthand after playing at Dinamo Zagreb from 2014 to 2020. “It’s about taking responsibility. A little helps a lot of people and I want to do it with Croatia“, he said about it.

“One of the things that marked me the most was meeting people who were at war, who had experienced it themselves. Also seeing former footballers who came to us, to visit us and who were marked by the war. Some of them are missing a leg or an arm, I’m talking about the legends of the club,” explained the man himself in the aforementioned documentary. Dani Olmothat will always remain Dinamo Zagreb already Croatia in his heart.

Born in Terrassa and trained at the culé youth academy, in 2014 he decided to head to Zagreb on an important journey in football terms but more on a personal level. “When you leave Barça, not everything is rosy and in Croatia I understand it. There I became a man in every sense, both on the field and off. I am happy at Barça. In four of the six years I was I was a top scorer there, I played as a forward and a winger, I was also an under 16 and under 17 international, but what I wanted was a sporting project for me and Dinamo gave me that,” he says.

Such has been the root and identity of Dani Olmo with Croatia, who will soon be internationals in that team to compete in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. He put it aside to fulfill his dream of wearing a La Roja shirt, where at the age of 25 he already has 32 caps and 7 goals. “At the time I was playing there and I wasn’t called for Spain. I was playing in the first team of Dinamo and I was MVP of the Croatian league. But I told them all the time that there was no such possibility, that I am very grateful to them but my dream is to play for Spain,” he commented about that.

Source: La Verdad


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