It was borne out of a problem, but ended up being a motto that united everybody.
The story begins several years ago. It was during a training camp with the team, in my second season with Cádiz. One of the players left the camp, and the following day the press conference was all about that incident.
Answering one of the questions put to me at that conference, I said that I didn’t understand the reason for that behaviour. Even less so, when people know I’m a coach who can negotiate with players.
Their free time, the schedule, time to rest – I was a footballer, and I know there are things you cannot achieve just by imposing them. You must have a certain flexibility to reach agreement within a group.
But I added: “The struggle is non-negotiable.”