A Spanish journalist Manuel del Pozo has said that he would like tennis legend Rafael Nadal to be part of his ideal government for Spain as it recovers from the current crisis. Deputy Director Manuel del Pozo in his column for the newspaper Expansion that "Spain is facing the greatest challenge in its recent history.
Rebuilding a country that the pandemic has left socially and politically fragmented and in a difficult economic situation: 150,000 companies have gone bankrupt, one million more people are unemployed ... We need the brightest minds in the country to get out of the jam.
This would be my particular Government for Reconstruction. It is a utopian idea, but dreaming is not forbidden yet. Besides Nadal, other Spanish personalities on the list include Pau Gasol, Pablo Isla, Ana Botin, Juan Roig, Isidro Fainé, Ignacio Garralda, José Ignacio Sánchez Galán and Álvarez-Pallete.
Spekaing of Nadal, del Pozo says, "Rafael Nadal would promote the image of Spain in the world like no one else. His humility as a person and his greatness as an athlete make him a luxury ambassador for the country. But of course, Nadal would have to continue giving us the joy of winning several more Grand Slams."
Nadal is ranked No. 2 in the world and has won 19 Grand Slam singles titles in his career. He signs off his column by saying, "Nadal and Gasol in the Government. What a lujazo!"