On The Ball With Freestyle Wizard Mateusz Związek
Freestyle wizard Mateusz Związek has sent football.com his latest video.
This time around, he’s mixing it up. “It’s is the effect of 3 years of my work, it is mix of football freestyle, trickshots, skateboarding and unicycle,” he told us.
It was certainly time well spent. Imagine if the word's best players like Messi and Ronaldo could pull off something like this on the pitch!
Here’s the video:
Mateusz, who runs the Be Freestyle Football agency in Warsaw, Poland, answered a few questions for football.com to give freestyle fans an idea of what it takes:
1) How many hours a week do you have to practice to get so good?
I practice about 10 hours per week,
2) How do you make your money as a freestyle pro? Do you have sponsors or does your funding come from your freestyle school?
I earn money mainly from shows, I don’t have permanent sponsor
3) Tell us a little more about your school - where you are based and the kind of lessons you offer
Our school teaches how to control the ball. We prefer mostly freestyle, some street soccer and a little bit of classic football.
4) Do you go into contests? If so, which ones and how did you do?
I am not competing, I am old boy in our community, but my team mate Szymon is always on the top. He was 2x World Champion and 1x Europe Champion
5) Is there a worldwide freestyle community? Do you support one another?
Yes we have strong community. Freestylers live in almost every countries, but the biggest communities are in Poland, Russia, Japan and Mexico. We know each other very good because of internet and international meetings and competitions
6) Do you have any advice for kids wanting to become pro freestylers?
Here is one and the most important advice: practise makes perfect, work more and more and more J
7) What’s your favorite football team/player?
I am not really a football fan ;) I am always supporting our national team
8) What’s your favorite trick?
I love basic tricks: around the world, hop the world, crossover, heel juglles
9) What’s your best freestyle tip?
Go to train!
10) What kind of money can you make as a freestyle footballer?
There is no rule, but we always have the best time during big football championships like EURO or World Cup.