29. 04. 2020

INTERVIEW: Milagros Collar for WoV - "After the end of this situation, I want a new challenge"

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In the season 2019/2020, Milagros Collar played in two leagues.


After finishing the season in Korea, Milagros decided to continue a career in Hungary. As she explained, the challenges inspire her. So, after this pandemic ends, she would like to get a new challenge... 

That challenge can be achieved along with her manager Tunc Afsar. However, let's start with the trending topic - coronavirus.

How do you spend time since the world has been hit with coronavirus?

I try to stay as busy as possible with what I have. For example, I've always loved cooking so I cook a lot most of the time trying to be as healthy as possible. I also like to help my sister in law with her newborn baby boy and at least 5 times a week I work out with my fiancé, my sister in law and her husband.”

Since you got used to traveling around the world, playing in Asia, Europe…how does it feel now to spend most of the time home?

For me, it’s the first time that I spend that much time with my family, but I still miss my other part of a family that is all over Europe and now when I have time to visit them I can't because of the restrictions but I talk to everybody. However, I enjoy being home, playing housewife. But at some point, everybody needs some time to reset, from all the routines. I think and realized that you still live the game so when you start you do it with all you got.”

Firstly, you played in Korea in the 2019/2020 season. Are you satisfied with your performance there?

I don't know any player that is a hundred satisfied with their performance. I did o.k.” – laughs Milagros and adds – “I always tried my best, I'm a perfectionist, I'm never happy 100% with my performance, I always want more.”

After another adventure in Korea, you moved to Hungary. How was your experience there?

Hungary was a challenge... It’s a different kind of volleyball if we compare it with the Korean type of volley. It was more challenging from the psychological point of view, but the teammates were united and they helped with the transition which is super important to have support in the group...It was a nice group.”

What are your plans for the next season?

In this situation, it’s difficult to have plans. I love Asian volleyball and the sports culture they have but I don't make plans. I am the kind of person that likes surprises and challenges...and after this time without volleyball that’s what I want - a challenge wherever the future takes me.”

How difficult is it to stay in shape considering that there will be no games until August or September?

To stay in shape now is difficult because we have to stay home and workout with what we have since the gyms are closed…So I’m trying anything, stretching and mobilization is easy you just need a mat but for the workout, I use a gym ball, small dumbbells, elastic bands, small balls for coordination and speed reflects and body weight. It’s not the same but it helps I also like to go out with my bike for a little cardio.”


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