Barcelona, Nov 11 (EFE) .- Juan Carlos Unzué, exporter for Osasuna, Barcelona, Sevilla, Tenerife and Oviedo, explained that he has “enormous frustration with the majority of politicians” because of the few resources that are dedicated to ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) in the presentation of their biography ‘A full life’ (Geoplanet) at the Olympic Sports Museum of Barcelona.
“The feeling that patients have is that we are still invisible. It is not worth the ‘like’ or the photo on duty, they have to give us a hand. I have the feeling that they will end up doing it,” said Unzué, who was accompanied by journalists Ramon Besa, Marcos López and Lu Martín, the authors of the book.
A hundred people packed the auditorium of the Olympic building, including former Unzué colleagues such as Carles Puyol, Jose Mari Bakero and Esteban Suárez. The manager Jordi Camps was the representative of the Barça board of directors.
“For a few years (before being diagnosed with ALS in July 2019), conditioned by the life I had, there were already people who encouraged me to write a book about my life. But then I did not see myself doing it,” he said. former coach of Numancia, Celta and Girona.
Until something changed. “What convinced me was that we could get resources for ALS patients, who are in great need in this country,” he said. All the benefits of authorship of a ‘Full Life’ will go to the Luzón Foundation.
The book, which went on sale this Wednesday, reviews Unzué’s sports career and his fight against ALS. And he does so through the stories of important people who accompanied him during his life, such as Luis Enrique, Txiki Begiristain, Pep Guardiola, Monchi or Víctor Valdés.
“It was very easy to get the interviewees because Juan Carlos is very loved,” explained Lu Martín, who joked that the book lacks a culinary appendix because during the compilation of the information the four of them spent lunch and dinner together many times.
For his part, Unzué explained that he trusted Ramón Besa, Marcos López and Lu Martín “because of the experience they had and because of the good connection” between them, coming from their stages at Barcelona. “I immediately noticed his desire to give me a hand,” he assured.
At the Barcelona Olympic Museum, Unzué gave another life lesson without the smile disappearing from his face at any time. “We have to say the good things that we think of each other without waiting for the bad moments to come. People are very grateful that they show us affection,” he said. AND