Half an hour before the 2010 World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands, I got a call that would change my life forever.
It was Joan Barbarà, the Barcelona assistant coach and a long-time friend of mine.
“Robert, we are going to need a new analyst at Barça B,” he said. “You will probably get a call from Luis Enrique tomorrow.”
That’s exactly what happened. We spoke on the phone for 20 minutes, and there was no need for any further interview.
A few days later, Albert Valentín, who was working alongside sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta, called me to a meeting at which everything went smoothly. We spoke about the possibility of my being hired, and four days later I received an offer.