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Off-the-radar: An exclusive interview with Fran Beltrán

In an exclusive interview, Sarthak Kumar has a quick chat with Fran Beltrán, Rayo's next exciting youth graduate.

Rayo Vallecano

A player who we all love at the club. Fran has more maturity than his age says

-Paco Jémez

At the tender age of 16, Fran made his Rayo B debut against CD San Fernando last December. A tireless midfielder with excellent technique and ball-winning capabilities, he has also been called up for the U-17 Spanish national football team, and regularly trains with the first team.

And so, in an exclusive interview, I talk to Fran Beltrán to find out more.

When and why did you make the decision to continue with football?

I decided to play football because football is my passion, it's like my great love. Without football I would be nothing.

What was the experience like when you played for Rayo B for the first time?

The experience was very good, although at first I have to say I was very nervous.

Do you feel the Rayo B can fight for promotion in the coming years?

This year seems unlikely, but next year we will be fixed on the goal of promotion

How did it feel to be called to the Spanish football team (U-17)?

I felt very excited, and was very happy for the call of the selection.

You've trained with the first team - how supportive were the experienced members?

They've been very supportive, and they've supporting been full, all have helped me in everything they could.

During the last two years of playing in many positions in midfield - which one do you prefer?

I prefer to play as a no. 8 or as a media punta, but no position displeases me.

Do you support any team outside of Spain?

Nah, I only support Rayo.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my free time I like to go out with my friends and family. And my hobbies - I used to play Judo and have previously performed but decided I had to leave it to get fully involved in football.

A huge thank you to Fran Beltrán for taking the time out to do this.

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