Juan Bernat: 'Recharge the batteries'
As Les Rouge et Bleu take a well deserved break over the festive season, Spanish defender Juan Bernat talked to us about his childhood memories and how he celebrates Christmas.
What does Christmas represent for you?
"It's a really wonderful time of year. You can kick back a bit and recharge the batteries. You get to see your friends and family, and these are the greatest moments."
Which dish best represents the Christmas-New Year's period?
"At my place, we eat cochinillo - suckling pig. It's a typical Spanish Christmas dish."
Do you believe in Santa?
"I did when I was a kid. But it's a great time for everyone, especially the children. They're all waiting for the presents they've dreamed about."
Was there a stand-out present you received when you were little?
"Yes! My first bicycle. It was magnificent. When you're a kid you have lots of dreams. On the day you get your presents, you absolutely leap out of bed. It's always something very special, a really joyful moment."