1995 SAGARIA Jason
Congratulations to Giss Canada player Jason Sagaria 18yrs from montreal has signed with Pinatar FC
in the Spanish Terzera Division. Jason spent 7 months in the Giss residential academy before been sent
to trail. All the best.
September 5th 2016
To start, give me a brief presentation of who you are?
My name is Jason Sagaria, I am 18 years old. My only passion has always been soccer, starting from a
young age. I started playing football when I was four years old and can't go a day without it ever since.
I love to watch and analyze soccer games on television to see how the players position themselves, what
they do with and without the ball and how they react in different situations. The more soccer I can watch
the better. I do not like to go to bed late because I love to train early in the morning.
After all my training is done, I like to spend some free time with my family and friends doing all types
of activities. I am not very attracted to video games but on occasions I'll play,
I rather stay out of the house.
What kind of player you are? Tell us your best trait? Where you think you need to improve?
I play as a central midfielder as well as a right or left midfielder. When playing on the wings I love to take the ball and dribble into the center of the pitch to have a shot on goal or combine with another player. This position permits me to take more risks. Playing as a center midfielder I love to have the ball at my feet and control the game by combining with teammates and creating chances. I also like to help out defensively to prevent goals. I believe my best traits would be my speed, dribbling and endurance. On the other hand I think my heading game needs perfecting, from the start I am not the tallest player. I am also the type of player to encourage my teammates after a mistake and not criticize them. I also have good leadership qualities such as hard working, determined, passionate and motivated.
How was your Italian experience?
My Italian experience was very special because it was one of the first times I had the chance to live like a professional footballer in a different country. I really enjoyed my overall experience, from the training to the hospitality of the other players. The campus where the camp is held is very good when players want to work on their personal development because the field and running track are right outside the residence. I really liked the training sessions and the intensity which we practiced at. Having the chance to play games is something I really enjoyed because it gives you a chance to showcase your abilities. I had the chance to play games versus very good teams, such as Torino, Genoa and Como, a very unique chance. Also, I liked the fact that we had to wash the training kits and get them ready for the next day, it teaches you responsibility and discipline. The only down side I can find would be the rooms and how little times the maids came in a month. Other than that I loved my experience.
How was your Spanish experience so far?
My Spanish experience was great! Having doubles sessions the first weeks is something I really enjoyed because you get more time on the field and time to get better. The residence where the players stay is very nice, the staff is kind and respectful, the food is good and the house is clean. At first the training sessions were not at a very high level because most players needed to adapt, but after, the intensity was raised and trainings finally got intense, just the way I like them. The coaches are good, they know what they are talking about and the drills they made us do were good. The facilities where we trained are very nice. The players here as well were nice and everyone got along good.
The tours that we did were amazing! I was able to visit the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, the training camp of the Spanish National Team as well as their museum. Sadly, when I was at the camp we did not get the chance to play games versus other teams, something that would of been great. It would of give us the chance to measure are level against very good players and teams. The only downside I found was the fact that there was no soccer field near the residence, the only place I could of practice was the backyard.
What do you think of European soccer?
European soccer is the best football on the planet. For me, there is no better soccer than this. The pace with which European soccer is played is great, very fast passing and combinations, there are also many great dribblers. Also, players know what to do with the ball, they just don't kick it or pass it anywhere for no reason, they think before. The players here also have more control of the ball and a great first touch. Tactically, players know their position and how to play it. When someone makes a pass they always move after to give another option to their teammates, no one stands stills. The soccer here in Spain is beautiful, it is very technical but you must also be strong physically because players are very aggressive
How was your first day with the team?
My first day with the team here in Spain was very pleasant. All the boys were respectful. Most of us tried to talk to each other to see where we were from and tried to know each other better. We had gone for a walk and already there was a good vibe between us. Later on we relaxed and went to practice. All went good on the first day.
What is your dream as a football player?
My dream as a footballer is to play in one of the top teams in Europe and to win many individual and collective awards.
Aug 28 (8 days ago)
We would like to thank particularly Morris Pagniello, Giuseppe Recine, Luca Carangelo, and as well all the team of experienced
professionals at GISS PRO, for their exceptional work with our young men. Our son Jason Sagaria has the opportunity to be
with the PINATAR FC in the Spanish League and we are very proud of his progress! We are very happy and very satisfied with
the results acquired during his training at the Genova International School of Soccer.
Teresa and Hugo Sagaria