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“I still think they shouldn’t have annulled our goal at the Bernabéu. Militao didn’t know where the ball was, my blocking is well done.” LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of April 21, 2020 Nemanja Gudelj “Many said that China would be the end of my career, but there I learned many things and in the end I was smarter.” Nemanja Gudelj He talks about his father, Nebojsa, who played in Logroñés and Leganés in the 90s. And there is his uncle-cousin, Vlado, legend of Celta de Vigo. Football is in the genes.Yes it is. I have seen many videos of Vlado, sometimes even people on Twitter mention me when they put one of the many goals he scored at Celta. We are a very close family, we talk a lot with him. He is working there in Vigo.Although he now plays as a pivot, he has scored many goals in his career. Will it come from Vlado?At AZ I scored 13 or 14 goals a season, many from set pieces. But he played 8 often. He had more freedom to go forward and shoot on goal. As a pivot there is another type of responsibility, although it is still a position that I really like. With Lopetegui I see myself more than 6, sometimes even embedded in the line of 3 defendersAnd that did not start as a starter in Sevilla.He entered many games, but not like from the beginning, only in the Cup and the Europa League. I think Lopetegui gained confidence with me and now I play more in the league too.He did start at the Bernabéu. Do you still remember that goal annulled De Jong for his ‘block’ to Militao?I still think the same. It was badly canceled. I know where Militao is going to run, but I stand still and there is no lack. Militao also has no idea where the ball is, he just grabs De Jong. It is a tactically very well done block, it has happened to me and when I fall I do not ask for a fault. But what good is it to regret.Lament as a third party?That is what I say. If we do not play, we do not play and we will finish third deservedly because nobody has given us anything. If I am against playing? What the authorities and the Ministry of Health decide. If LaLiga returns, to win games and if we can, the Europa League. Although you have to play the games with empty fields.Would you rather win a title on an empty field than lose it on a full one?Of course. I understand that building a Europa League in an empty stadium is not the perfect situation, but let’s find a solution to celebrate it with the fans. We would either bring the Cup to the people or celebrate it for Zoom, even if it was. It is known that he lived in Spain for three years, from 3 to 6, but how does he keep that Castilian so good? You don’t even eat the items …My mother liked Spain very much. When we left we returned here every year on vacation. Sometimes up to a month and a half in a row. On the street, with friends, I was cultivating it and I no longer forgot it. The truth is that I am good at languages. In a few months I learned Portuguese. And I can speak basic Chinese. If you put me on a street in Beijing I don’t get lost …Is it true that you wanted to recruit Bosnia and Herzegovina?Yes, my father is from there and they called him when I was at AZ Alkmaar. Dick Advocaat, who was my coach at the time, also said that the Netherlands should call me. It only lacked that Spain called me! (Laughs) But I feel Serbian, it gives me goose bumps when I listen to the anthem and I think that one should not play with a country that one does not feel to be. How is this confinement being taken?Positively, because it is the only way to be right in the head. My parents and my sister are around here. We train every day together, I have a Chinese friend who is a cook … the house is full. And also, I have a pretty big garden. It is lucky. Why did he leave for China at just 25 years old? They say it’s an elephant graveyard …I do not believe it that way. When I left, the League was going up, there were great players like Óscar, Obi Mikel … Paulinho left there and then played for Barça. It is not a league with child level, it is not easy to play there. And I learned a lot of things as a soccer player. Also, at the time it was hard to say no to a contract that earned you the same as you could earn here in eight years. Many told me that it was the end of my career, but in the end I was the smart one. Then I left Sporting and now I have come to Sevilla, which has won European titles.