VCF - Cel


Valencia CF vs Celtic

Feb, 21 / 18:55 Matchday 8

Actualidad del Valencia C.F.
April, 05 2018

Jaume: “I missed the connection with the fans, now we have to keep it going”

The goalkeeper, whose grandfather used to take him to training when he was five, always wanted to be a shot-stopper

Marcelino wanted to reward the hard work of Jaume Doménech with a place in the starting XI at Butarque, where he kept a clean sheet. The goalkeeper, born in Almenara, took part in “Som Passió” on VCFradio, where he admitted that “I’m living a dream, it’s what I wanted when I was little”.

Jaume admits he owes everything to his parents, who instilled in him the values that have led him to Valencia CF, the club he dreamed of playing for since he was five years old. In that time, his grandfather Jaume used to take him to training on his motorbike and he would sit on an orange crate. He always wanted to be a keeper, and although there were already goalkeepers at Almenara when he arrived and he had to play as a defender initially, he would always head between the sticks whenever he could until José Vicente Forment took a chance on him.

He still lives in Almenara, where he feels loved and respected. With Valencia CF he has experienced some magical moments, like in the Champions League in Lyon on 29th September 2015 when they won 0-1, but also “difficult times in which I haven’t played much and the team hasn’t been good. Then I felt the passion and support of the fans. That’s priceless.” It’s precisely that connection with the fans that has been a key factor in Valencia’s return to the upper echelons of LaLiga, as Jaume admits: “I missed that connection with the fans, when everyone feels happy and proud of the team. We’ve achieved that and we have to keep it going”.

After the game against CD Leganés Marcelino praised Jaume, who shares the same values. “I think we share the same professional values, he’s someone who values hard work, he’s humble, he knows that success comes from unity, that alone you can’t do it, we need each other. It’s made an amazing group, and we have to keep going all together”.