Let’s try to be honest once and for all. And I, the first. So I ask: am I as good a journalist now as I was a year ago, in these blessed pre-pandemic times? Of course not. Because I can’t go to stadiums anymore; because I can no longer attend training; because I can no longer sit in the press room of Valdebebas and I have to speak through the application of a mobile phone; Because without human contact with football people I have lost opportunities to receive privileged information and even some sensations. And you, professor? Are you such a good teacher when schools are closed and you have to teach through your computer’s camera and with your students at home?
And you, cook? Are you such a good cook when you lack products, that you have to work with a mask on even if it is a hell of a heat in your kitchen and that only a certain percentage of the usual can enter your restaurant? And you, small merchant, craftsman or great businessman? Are you so good at your thing when you fear that the economic crisis linked to COVID will upset all your forecasts? And you? And you? And you? Well, footballers and coaches are like you and they do what they can in a time that seriously affects life and work. So, a little leniency for them too. Please!