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Bayern Munich midfielder Marc Roca likes Germany’s discipline, standards, and people

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Marc Roca is a natural fit in Munich.

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Bayern Munich midfielder Marc Roca might not have spent a lot of time on the pitch during games last season under Hansi Flick, but the 24-year-old liked a lot about his move from Spain to Germany.

One of the biggest things that struck Roca was the emphasis on being timely and efficient — not just on the pitch — but off of it.

“I like order and organization, I like to be on site at the agreed time,” Roca recently told Bild. “My parents taught me that, but so did Espanyol. That helps a lot in top football.”

While there are definitely aspects of life in Germany that Roca likes, he did acknowledge that there are some other things that took some time to get used to. One of the biggest adjustments for Roca was not having family readily available.

“It wasn’t easy at first because we couldn’t make so many contacts because of the pandemic. The family was also able to come much less often than hoped,” Roca said. “But we (Roca and his girlfriend) feel very comfortable, we like being around people very much. It is very nice how happy, open and funny the people are here.”