Barcala, his strength is called Daniela

In his first season in Italy after 25 years spent in Spain, Iit’s not been difficult for Juan Carlos Barcala to adapt to the A2. After a shy start, the outside hitter has become one of the most important pieces of Padova’s starting six. He has now tallied 231 points in 19 games. He’s having a spectacular season and not only on court: His little Daniela was born on the 14th of January.

“It’s not easy to arrive in a foreign country and settle in straight away. You need time – said Barcala – When Daniela was born I realised I was very tense, now me and my wife are feeling more at home. Daniela’s birth made me more responsible as a man. You live for your family and not for yourself anymore. Maybe this can help me in my job too, but only time will tell”. Padova will face Bassano this weekend.