Juan MartÃnez Munuera has taken assign of matches involving Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in Spain’s La Liga, though on Sunday he has his biggest assignment yet, when he referees a UEFA European Under-19 Championship final.
For a 36-year-old Spaniard from Benidorm a compare between Italy and Portugal in Seinajoki will be his fifth during a contest in Finland, dual of that have been as referee.
“For me, it has been a good experience,” MartÃnez Munuera told UEFA.com. “Under-19 matches can be some of a many severe games in terms of mental focus, given while a players are well-disciplined and also have a high ability level, they are still immature players, and for this reason we need even some-more thoroughness to design a unexpected.
“We started scarcely 3 weeks ago, 8 referees and 12 assistants from opposite countries, and we can learn a lot from everybody. You learn and urge your refereeing a good deal. I’m totally certain that when we get home, I’ll be a improved arbitrate than when we arrived here.”
MartÃnez Munuera has been on a FIFA list of officials given 2015, and regards Sunday’s compare as a apex of his refereeing tour so far. “For me, a final is a many critical compare in my career, so IÂ´m really happy,” he said.
“I’m a propitious man, given there are good referees and partner referees here, they have all had really good performances during a tournament, and any one of them could have also been concerned in a final. we will try to do it as good as possible. we can usually appreciate UEFA and a observers for this good event to learn and improve.”
“For referees these tournaments are really important, given we have a genuine event to raise your refereeing. UEFA’s observers learn we lots of things that are critical in a referee’s life, and for us, it’s one step some-more along a refereeing path.”
His tour as a arbitrate is one that started when he was a child, and one thatÂ he owes in many ways to his father. “My father was a arbitrate in a third multiplication in Spain and when we was three, we started going to his matches with him, and we even helped him out with his reports, essay a players’ names and so on.
“I started refereeing myself when we was 11, in children’s matches. It all went from there step-by-step until we arrived during La Liga when we was 31, 20 years after we initial started. Next deteriorate will be my sixth in a tip division.”
Of course, MartÃnez Munuera is usually one partial of a four-man group of officials that will take assign of a final. Alongside him will be partner referees Joakim Amri Nilsson (Sweden) and Bryngeir Valdimarsson (Iceland), as good as fourth central Bartosz Frankowski (Poland), and he explained a approach they work together is undeniably important.
“The teamwork is one of a many essential things in refereeing,” he said. “It’s probable that years ago people have competence have suspicion that a arbitrate was a arbitrate and a other officials weren’t critical in a compare – though today a teamwork is one of a many critical things. If we try to urge your teamwork, we get closer to success.”
MartÃnez Munuera has left no mill unturned in his preparations for a game, a routine that has concerned study lots of videos. “In credentials for each match, we watch a lot of clips, that we have finished with Italy and Portugal for a final. Part of a credentials is perplexing to know a teams and players as most as possible.”
On Wednesday he goes true from Finland to Denmark to go in a UEFA Champions League – though before afterwards it is a Under-19 showpiece in front of a packaged residence during a SeinÃ¤joki Stadium. “A good diversion will be if we don’t make any mistakes,” he emphasises, “and everybody is happy.”