Magic Mickael Goudemand
Mickael Goudemand was part of the Catalans Dragons side that made history at Wembley after winning the Challenge Cup final in 2018.
Unfortunately, due to injury Goudemand was not in the side that beat Wigan Warriors in a monumental game at the home of Barcelona FC, Camp Nou at the weekend.
He said: “It was amazing, when we went on the field just before the game, all the supporters and the stadium were amazing. The dressing room was so big and beautiful. The Catalans Dragons were very proud to play this game.”
It was a whirlwind year for Goudemand after moving from Avignon to Perpigan, he set his own goals with a view of gaining a contract with Catalans, he even played for the French side in the Challenge Cup final without signing a professional contract.
“When I come from Avignon to Perpignan, I said I have two years to play Super League and get a contract, after six months I started to train with the Catalans squad, and then one month after that I made my debut.
“And then after that, I played at Wembley in the Challenge Cup Final, it was a great year for me, and I was very proud.
“And after when I signed my first professional contract, I was very happy.
“It was a dream to play at Wembley, I couldn’t of imagined it. And when Steve [McNamara] said I’d play at Wembley; I was so happy, and I just called all of my family and friends,” said Goudemand.
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Goudemand will miss out on the chance to play at Anfield this weekend due to a dislocated finger, but he knows his team mates will relish the chance to create new memories.
“The stadium is very big, unfortunately I’m injured but I know the players are looking forward to playing at Anfield.
“The ground and the English atmosphere is great, to play at Anfield will be great for the team and they will create memories of a lifetime,” Goudemand admitted.
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