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John Laguna does work.
Laguna, Fox Deportes main play-by-play announcer since 1998, is on the scene in Munich at Allianz Arena as the UEFA Champions League Final is just moments away. The man has covered some of the biggest games in the greatest venues, and Saturday’s setting will not be any different. That’s what 14 years of experience will do for you.
I was fortunate to get the chance to chop it up with voice of Deportes and get his thoughts on the game, the legacy of Didier Drogba, and a reflection on John Terry’s absence in the lineup.
FOX Deportes: Can the homefield advantage for Bayern work against them in such a pivotal championship match?
John Laguna: I think the home field advantage will be huge for Bayern Munich, they know all the corners and condition of the stadium, the field, the locker rooms, everything is just more familiar. You feel more comfortable at home than your opponent.
Deportes: Which team do you think will be more affected by the yellow card suspensions?
Laguna: No doubt Chelsea, not only because its four players down for Chelsea versus three for Bayern, but because Chelsea loses their captain (John Terry) and the second best defender in (Branislav) Ivanovic. Ramirez is also a key player in midfield that can’t be replaced.
Deportes: Is this truly the end of Didier Drogba’s career at Chelsea? And if so, where will he stand historically with a CL win?
Laguna: Drogba is going to be considered the best foreign player in Chelsea’s history, not because of the sheer number of goals he’s scored, but for the importance of these goals. Many of those goals came in the biggest games.
Deportes: If Chelsea loses this match, how much blame should John Terry receive?
Laguna: No doubt John Terry will be a significant loss for Chelsea, but he can’t be blamed if Chelsea loses. There is capability in the people that will replace him, but his absence will be seriously felt.
Deportes: How much can Gary Cahill and David Luiz truly provide after being out with hamstring injuries?
Laguna: Luiz and Cahill are international players, so I don’t think they will be threatened on the pitch. They both are qualified to give a great performance as long as they are healthy.