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Bayern Munich’s Marc Roca was not intimidated by a locker room full of stars and loves the respect Germany has for footballers

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Marc Roca said that the private lives of footballers are more respected in Germany than in Spain.

FC Bayern Muenchen Performance Diagnostics Photo by M. Donato/Getty Images for FC Bayern

In a recent interview with Bild, Bayern Munich’s Marc Roca talked through his early days with Bayern Munich, how he eschews stardom, and why he was not intimidated by walking into a locker room full of stars.

“I joined a team full of superstars. When you arrive in the cabin you immediately notice that these are all normal people with normal interests, a lot of humanity and a great willingness to help. I love that! I want to be open to new things beyond football and I think Germany and its society are perfect for this,” Roca said.

As for being able to live a normal life out of the spotlight. Roca said keeping a low profile in Germany is not that hard.

“Footballers are very respected here — unlike in Spain, where many players have to isolate themselves. You can lead a normal life here, which is very important to me,” said Roca.