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Episode 14 · 9 months ago

Goat Talk Podcast 014 | Sebastian Lletget Interview (LA Galaxy, USMNT, Off-Season, Becky G, Europe)

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In episode 014 of Goat Talk, Alonso Frias interviews Sebastian Lletget, midfielder for the LA Galaxy and US Mens National Soccer Team. They discuss his MLS offseason, playing for the USMNT this year, starting a youtube channel, relationship with Becky G, Maradona's inspiration, among other topics.

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Welcome back everybody, this episode,fourteen of Gop, talk on your host Alanzoprius, I'm here with faving as mycols, and for this week's Gass we Hav Sabasian legit. He is a Nedfeter forthe La Galaxy and US Mans national team. Welcome. Thank you. Thank you guys forhaving me and yeah. No, I'm excited about it. So what are you working onright now during the offseason to prepare for the next MS season? EahThere's a lot. I guess I mean definitely trying totake my downtime serious and enjoy my family, but at the same time you got tobalance it t out with you know, with training, and you know just trying towork on things that that during the season, you probably thought that youknow I could have done better or you know I like today before this podcasttr. You know just training on you know finishing and shooting and Tak me on just the little stuff. Thatmakes a big difference in a big game. You know okay, and so you were the onlyplayer to play an all for match to the US ans national team this year. So howdoes that help? You boost your confidence, especially with Gregbelthalte yeah. I know it's crazy. I know when they mentioned that th t thatwas pretty is a stat. I didn't, I didn't really think of until they untilthey mentioned it. So again, I think we've grown. I think I've grown as aplayer under his system and you know, he's a very detailed coach and who Ithink is who I think is going to be the mens natial scene for a long time and a D. I hope, there's more successto come with that, but we oure relationship is definitelygrown and I think it's I mean I've also had to apply myself and and learn a loton how he wants to play things. So you know- and there was a really younggroup- this year's COMG. You know really really young group- thatEuropean everybody that's in Europe and then everybody that's domestically.It's a Si, I'm more of a veteran now yeah a esay teny, eight years old, andeven though it's not really like old river ye for any soccer player. But youknow again compared to the my peers: it's a it's definitly, but I just gotto show that that experience t at that I've had you know playing in the Leagueand having the Monty Games that I've had, and you know- and you knowhopefully their success- that that comes with that- and I know a playerreally close to his doing a rave yeah, how a re guided him in a way and alsohave you talk to him and say because I know there's been people from the nextnational team trying to push in to the other side. So Ive, you kind of beenlike Abro, you stayng with me right Knoa little bit of that you know it's.It's tough because I do have a lot of. I do support him a lot and I'm alwaysthere for him, and I do have that sort of big brother relationship with him.But again it's he's Y ou, Kno, nineteen twod, twenty and he's still super young,and I know these are big decisions that you know has to be made, but he has tomake them, and you know that I can influence them as much as I want, butat the end of the day it's going to be his call, and I think everybodyrespects that. But of course, if I'm being biased, I would love her. INSF.Just Tayou know part of the US and I...

...think he has could have a future thatyou know so, but again it's it's up to him, yeah and then, since you said thatyou were techinally like the veteran on the team yeah that every day ti thinkwas like around thenty two twenty three do you serve like as a mentor to alsolike other players. Besides, like your teammates yeah know, I think I think I don't think I. How do I say.I don't think I asked for that role right, but I found myself being thatguy. You know who really wants everybody around me to do well, andI've always been sort of that type of player that type of person.So I think it just compliments my personality anyway, so I want you knowthese guys to have an amazing future and- and I believe you know US- socker-does have a bright future ahead of them. Yeah W with the talent t that we haveand they're still young so and they're oll going to go on, I mean Jesus. Wegot so many guys playing for big big clubs and wehave even domesticallyplaying plan at a really high level, and I think emoless is just going tokeep growing and being more competitive than it already is. So that's H, I mean,I think the next ten years are going to be huge yeah and I saw your playersTrig UN, you, you said how Wen you came in that ms was taken off yeah. Howwould you? How would you like what changes have you seen since when youfirst arrived and then till now yeah? I think I think when I first came like many. Ididn't really know what to expect. Maybe expected. I don't know you knowthis is stuff you hear about the the domestic league here and you know itcould be a little start and honestly, I don't know what it was, but it musthave been the year that I got here, which was tohundand fifteen it justlike it was everything, but any of that you know it was. It wasathletic. It was technically I mean better than I ever thought it was goingto be and and then every year coming after that, it was just like moreplayers were coming and just changing. You know changing the style, and thenyou know, along with that, comes better coaching, yeah and then just he club.It just demands clubs to be better. You know whether, whether it's building areally nice training facility, like the new clubs, have like an or a buildingin NHU stadium yeah, but you know and all that as a lot of value. So that's what I mean I think it's. TheLeague has become a really appealing spot for yeah players and we're sayinghow big name players are EA er Tou come to Tha ialest yeah. We have SHETAIPAsigning with you, guys, yeah. No in he's, you know he's, I know we've. Youknow it's been a crazy year for all of us, the galaxy and you know, but I doI'm optimistic that the next year will be a much much better year, yeah andthen you just had your tenyear anniversary since the first time yousigned up pro contract in September. I don't know if you Dan, I didn't eventhink about at Gess. I your first PROBA ECON Col September of twnthousand andten right. So how have you seen your career Progressive Pev since he startedoff wit, the Premier League? So how did that experience practicing with Westhimand playing N E FA Cub? How Dod Thet Help preper you for the MLS yeah? No,it's I learned so much in Europe and...

...even though it didn't. How would I say it didn't turn out the way I would want,but I learned a lot. You know I learned so much. I wasn't blessed with maybethe right managers- maybe it's just badtiming, I believe at put in the work.But again the least things happen in life and sometimes it's not fair orwhatever, but you just got to keep it moving and that's why you got you gotto find opportunity and that's why, when I came here, I feel like I was soready. You know I was so ready just for you just need to give me a window. Youknow and as soon as I got that I just kind of like you know just never stopd,so I think that's more than anything. I learn I learned just to deal with. Canwe throw on here that's where, but no yeah, you cadeal with Shit. You knowyeahts bt like keep it going like, there's nobody's going to feel sorryfor Youo it's especially because there's so many players, and so manypeople going Touh things in the football ing world today. It's andeverybody is a different journey. You know like I would have you know it'snot what I thought, but I'm glad it still is what it is. You know like. I'mhappy I couldn't have asked for a better better, better way. You knowit's different for everybody and something I talked a lot of. Thepodcast is about how club soccer. So what was your experience like playingfor Santa Claro and as sixteen years old and then from there assigning aprofessional contract in Europe? So what was that transition like? BecauseI feel like a lot of people that I would play with locally? That was liketheir dream: Yeah Yeah Kno. It was, I think, especially in the Baria. Itwas kind of unheard of around when I was doing it. So I was learning as I go.You know it was something that just not many young players got thechance of doing so. When I had that opportunity, I just you know you kindof learn as you go, you guys. You know you, you learn about that, there's agoing to be a triout or that this sceut likes t you and Theyr want to send youover t Europe, and it sounds amazing and but still you're like as a kid youknow like Beao, sixteen yeah, you know, and I knew I wanted to be a professionfarkerbut. I don't even know what that really means. You know I just know Ijust see guys on TV running around and it looks amazing playing in front ofcrowds. So I'm like right, whatever is going to Geve me to there right and youknow as soon as I actually went over there. It was a different world, but Ithink I was naive and I think that naivenest kind of helped me because Iwasn't nervous. I wasn't anything I was just like. Like. U Give me the Ball Goi,I'm ready, you know like. Let me just go play lake. How are IU doing here and it just worked out like the the notthinking part, help me. You know, I wasn't you don't ever think anything. Ididn't overthink it, and I mean this game. It takes sometimes ittakes the joy out of you. So it's Nice, you know it's. I gotta you got to keepthat in that joy. You got you got to find ways like in all season. More thananything, that's what I do. I try to get that fun back, because when youturn pro it's very different from when I was playing in center Clari, you knowH, like there's people jobs on the line,...

...yeah a lot of business ot of ATFOR.It's it's a bigger platform. People are criticizing, you media, you know themedia, anything you do wrong or even if you do it right, it's going to beeverywhere. So it's a whole different world. So, butyou get you get used to it, you get you Stran and then, in terms of galaxiesnext season are You d? Would you prefer for Dominic to state coach? Because Iknow then he's the closhe to GM for Lago Yeah Man, man are aware: Gogo Yeah,I love Dom. Dom is a really a good relationship and you know he's a Barianative to I. So Yeah Black Bok here in Samer, says yeah. That's right yeah, sohe we always talk about. You know just being born and race hereand stuff like that. So I have a good relationship with him and of course, ifyou were to stay I would I would definitely be happy. I wouldn't beopposed to it, but I know there's you know otherpeople that they're interviewing and I honestly don't know at the moment who'sgoing to get the job Jos. you know there's still little bit of time, I'mhoping they announce it soon, just to know but yeah. You know I think they'restill up in the air with that, but yeah he's great he's really great. Sohopefully too another question I want to ask to La Galits always been knownto have that superstor on the team, so Steven Jerrard during Ouo, Govani,Zosanto, flatan and Charito. So how has that atmosphere been in the lock room,especially going from one stuper start to another yeah Kno? It changes youknow. Now we have Chicha WHO's. You know he's been great, he's beengrinding man, you know it's he's. You know he had some injuries and thingslike that. That kind of like stopstart but yeah everybody has their own Bibe.You know everybody has their own their own energy and you know epras wasdefinitely a character yeah. We could see that you, coal, see that O was. Youknow. Jio was more of a creative mind, but, like I got along with him, but youknow he was just so different. Stevie was I mean he was a class act yeah, buthe 's just coming to the end of his greats because ear you know, and so hewanted to. He really. I do believe he really wanted to excel in have a lot of success here, but you know I mean things work out indifferent ways. You know I I's it. Doesnt everybody ut, like HEU, saideverybody's different yeah. Stepping aside a little from the socceraspect at you also opened up your youtube channel recent, like asubscribewhat made, you want to do that yeah. I know. I think it's I'm glad youask yeah, because it's it's. I want to show a different site to sort ofathletes. You know it's it's a different. You know a lot of us. Justsee what we want to what we choose to put on on instagram or on social mediain general, or what you see on TV wher we're playing games, but I think it'sit's a it forces me to kind of, even though I'm really not, Ifeel like I'm, not your youtube. Bird ersonality feel like it forces me tohave fun with it and kind of come out...

...of myself. You know, and I feel I meanit's gotten good. You know a good response. So far and again it's a lotof fun and you know we a O, Watyeah prety. I put Aoi wanted to come out good, youknow so. Hopefully anybody out there obvousyye support. I think you tent O,like baby short yeahforgot, about that. I know I feel man, then I forget, andthen they editit ten, I'm likeof thaaother funny moment. Fom Me was whenyou were Europe and yea to love your mask and you're, like Thiso Uyeahbunchbunch of girls, ere like Ohyeaht, exactly I was like that. Come to mind, yeah Wul, iwould,say thibecause Ir was a whole day of travel me. It was like whattwelve hourearl, like eleven hour flight yeah, and then I had to take a two hour. CarDrive Cour Service to from London to Wales, which is like yeah itwas liketwo hours and then meet up with the hotel and they have to do testing uhhuh.So I was, I could not take this thing off and S I was for sixteen hours likeI had could not take my Mesk ot, so I got one time that was like it was allright, so you could and you an see like sweaty and R mes. Well, like you knowhow you're black, that's more like you on your social side, yeah. How wouldyou like? How do you balance your social life? Aside from like yourprofessional career right yeah, it's I mean people deal with. I mean peoplegot shit, going on yeahsorry, all the time, iti personal and professionallyRigh, but I think you just got to find you got to find your balance. Somehowyou know some guys like going out golfing. You know some guys, like youknow, going indoors and or staying indoors with their loved ones or someguys, some guys choose the not so you know go now already yeah partying alittle bit more. Some guys can do it. You know some guys can afford to dothat stuff, but you know for me, I try to do a little bit of everything.You know I don't everything in moderation yeah. I don't. I don't tryto like to just this way. Yeah I try to mix it up and you know it's and whenyou live, I mean I live with my girlfriend. Yes she's, I kind ofplayoff whatever she's doing too, and she does the same with me. So we have agood. We have a good thing, though it's that's a big thing when you move in, Idon't know if you guys have moved in with your Doyeah entwor Bu. If you findthat good one yeah you'll be okay, how do you guys, like Huwdy Bouncs, likeyour relations, because you know she's, obviously like one of the Toa- knowshe's kind of crazy, crazy life, yeah professional life? Her L, her otherlife, is or like her personal life is just like anyone of our for sire likeit's. You know she likes doing all the same stuff. You know it's not likeshe's the exceptionor yeah, but er yeah,...

...her professional lifes consists of her doing you know getting just beingperforming in front of I've been behind stage, and I don't even know I'm likeI'd be freaked out. If I was, she was like walking out like a boss and I'mjust like I o like off the cor like wait. You know I meanis, like Oueoa,concert right yeah, you can't wait till the artist comes out. You know it'slike. I see the, but you sa the artist every day. buit it's just like in that moment ofher coming out and then everybody likes C, like you'r gonna, rever Yo. I'vebeen nervous for her yeahbecause, I'm envisioning myself doing there, andjust I mean it's crazy. You know- and I know it's you compare it to likeplaying soccer whois totally different, because when you're playing your start,O yeah your focus on the ball, your teammates, you have a mission and theydo too, but a lot of it base lide an you know it's like if they trip or ifthey like everything O ni, but everybody looking like like Miu ThiShit, yeah, exactly yeah, so how they do what they do is crazy, at's,crazy, I' crazy and have you gave her any advice and kind of like the insideword of soccer. So now that she became coowner of Angel City Yeah, that'sright! A NO SH shes huge on that she was a probably one of her proudestthings mainly because, mainly because shegrowing up, especially in La didn't, really have she was. She was never going to likewant to be a professional soge, but she loves soccer. She has sports. She likebaseball because of her family, but she didn't really have, even if she wantedto. She didn't really have anything to strive for, because there wasn't anywomen's teasing do o, maybe college, but you know so I think for her. That was like. Igot to support this because if I ever have a daughter one day I can I can atleast say you know, hey we I have this teamor or we there's this team in La inyour hometown. That can that you can can play. You can actually play you.You know you have something to look up to and dream about. You know so thatthat's kind of like her message behind it, which I I was like you know, that'strue, yeah, so motivation Bo yeah like that at that totally makes sense to me.I do believe it's going to be pretty cool. I mean woman soccer is crazy.Right yeah. I would not fee like players like Megan Ripino over voice othe one is na yeah. They did. They cheteally put herself out there and youknow it could have been received. The opposite, but I think really ow meanpeople. Are we going to say whatever they want yeah? I think she's. I thinkshe's done a good job should put herself out there like atthe the IFHEfo wars with like Ronaldo an vessy. Everybody was there, so it's like, likeshe wasn't afraid yeah, you know it's. It takes guts, exactly SOMEO OWA lot ofcredit for her yeah for sure, and also one topic to I'm want Ed to Justto Youocome from Argentinan descen right. So what did Manazona mean to yourinspiration, growing up and playing soccer? Each Other I mean my dad'sstill not really over. You know, he's...

Ien the book Onioyea, even Thougyouah,Yeahr Rvera Fansbe, honest. I know you supposed to say, but you know it is as it is. I quit it inYounw, everybody knows, but he yeah I mean, like. I guaranteee,probably watching Youtube Youtube video of Diego Right now, like he's yeah, itmeans A. I think it means a lot, especially to people that come fromthat era. They really watched him grow yeah player. You know, and you know forme- maybe you guys to it's like you know, ifsee, there's messy, there'sthese amazing players that we grew up with. We saw Gro. So that's why maybewe're a little biased when we compare them right, but for him you know againwhy People Watch ports, they want to be entertainedn and yes guy, it was a catryeah. He was a character on eough to FN, so he means a lot to people, especiallyfrom Argentina, so in in soccer general, but you know it definitely for anyArgentinans yeah. You know he is the the Puttin me yeah, the pitibeartnsoccer. So yeah, it's it's a tragic loss and Iknow he priby didn't take care of himself as well as he sh eyou know.Those are decisions. People make yeah, we PLA. As far as soccer goes yeah. TheGuy is going to be going down from history as one of the beest Ovalo ofall the time and R. Rightfully so you know yeah and then on the question to Iwant to ask you, you play you put Popa Right. Oh ealy, do you agree with yourPepe Card? Oh Mi, eve cot. I was a little dispointed, I'm not too bad, I'm not too bad onthat. So I mean I honestly. I love the game and I played all the time and II'm serious about it, but I don't like I'm not one of those hat's like playingwith my character, yeah and I'm not too mid. No because or if I mean, if youguys wanted to we play, I mean I'll, do it, but but yeah now I wasn't. I wasn'tlike. Ah You know some guys really yeah Yeatwee Bout Yeah. No, I wouldn't dothat, but I meanfyo got to be. You got to be at least a gold man like Yeah Iwas, Lik man. Maybe they didn't watchthe game. Bu Thako Belebut, it's Al Good! You gotta havefun with it. You know, Yh, we gottakeephell, probably fe. Next Yeowill be up r yeah, maybe nxt. It's like not this theypot. They play round man yea, soyour tlisten, sometimes yougot. Sometimes you down yeah its fun toughright and then to closeout. I'M gonna ask you five rapid questions and you jus. You have tochoose one or the other. Okay, okayright right S, all right! So firstquestion which rival do you dislike the most LAFC or the Mexican national? To that's a good one, H man, it's got tobe the Mexican National Tibecause, it's Sch, a good Gamedand, then la or SanFrancisco, dn thats, tough Thas, a good...

...question Saniscois. My heart, thoughyou know, mean yeah, O yeah, Bonr, tough. To fight that you know. I LoveAlay, though area yeah very oho, always hotel the cold over the high yeah and then demse or Donnovan. I got H, Pam Thankful. I Got Thoplayose Bot they're, both bad ass te, a as really good, but I got to put Idensy when he was like a landons different though yeah yeahLande Landy was different. You could even I played with him like after hecame back from retirement no yeah right after and when I maybelike the second year that I Jone wit the galaxy and do this Kuy. It took himlike maybe a couple weeks, but to get fit. MHE was still so good like and Ilive this mentality like he. I don't know. He helped me out a lot and hismentality was winning like it was just a different yeah. It was different,especially for an American. You know I's like I don't know, I really enjoyit, but dempsyis, just a he's. Just doesn't say he doesn't say much, butjust he's just fat out of the pitch yeah he's just like he's he's. You know,I don't know he just gets it done, yeah all right and then next one Olympics ora Gold Cup youtane fix our gold cuf, because you could still fit it yeah Icould yeah they. I have thre playin about that yeah with the three players.I was Lelly just talking about that. I know because last time I got injuredyeah and I got injured. I missed the goal club that they won here. Yeah anebod was no, I was happy, they wont O so pissed Buti mean playing Olympics would beawesome. EA A Y amazing yeah, it's like once in a lifetime Er. So I guess ifthat could happen. That would be amazing. But if it doesn't happen, GolCup is still you know a real competitive. All right and that's the close out ofthank you again for being on here. You have any message to the fans or thedoubters for the upcoming Oo Listeingoyeah. No, I know we haveplenty of them ive plenty of those doubrs, but you know we're definitelyPuttin in that work. You know to make the next season. You know muchdifferent from the last couple, so you know we're definitely workingtowards that. So so you now stay co say t San Somethin, hey Ho Youtube channel,be down at this CBANI appreciate you guys have meon,and you know I got to support my my peoples as much as I can O. Thank Iwlat. You guys tell me about this and you know Ol much success toward youcaus. Thank you make the like. Subscryo share, yeah Aligh, so you nexttimenexmwere all. Thank you then we're all. Thank you.

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