Sebastian Antal, player trained in Chicago playing professional soccer in Switzerland

Please meet Sebastian Antal, #Seba9 first iProSkills Academy player who signed with an European Professional Club, #ServetteGeneva in Switzerland.

Seba trained in USA only with iProSkills Academy since he was 7 and besides being a straight A student his dream was to become a professional soccer player. Here is his interview:

What is your name?
My name is Sebastian Antal

For how long you are playing soccer?
I’m playing soccer since I was 7 years old.

What is your favorite soccer position? Why?
Striker or Left Full Back. That is because those positions are crucial to the game and you’re always involved.

Why training and playing with iProSkills Academy?
I was training with iProSkills Academy because of it’s amazing coaches, very intense and hard practices and because of the atmosphere. Therefore because iProSkills can develop amazing players.

What is your best memory with iProSkills Academy as a player?
My best memory with iProSkills was IberCup 2018 or Romania 2019. To be specific at IberCup against Manchester City and the overall experience in Romania.

What is the best memory with your team?
Places where you been? Games? Moments?

Same thing as 5.

What are your strengths as a player?
My strength as a player is my speed and my dribbling.

What are your weakness as a player and what you will do about it?
My weakness is adapting as a midfielder and checking over my shoulder every time I receive the ball in need to turn. I will work on this things specifically, to improve my game.

Who is your favorite player? Why?
My favorite player is either Adma Traore ( because of his explosive speed), Raheem Sterling (because of his speed and ability to change a game) and Pulisic ( because he is young and overall amazing player).

Who is your favorite team? Why?
My favorite team is Manchester City. I support them because of their amazing coach and because they are always hungry to win and never give up.

What is neon and black for you?
Neon and black is what created me and is part of me. Just like the coach says ” black and neon is in our blood”.

How many hours did you train last year ( seasons, camps, free time, etc)?
I’m not sure but I’m guessing around 700 hours.

Who is your favorite iProSkills Academy player and why?
My favorite player from iProSkills Academy is Martin Krug. That’s because he is an amazing defender and holds up iProSkills. He is an overall good player and good captain.

What qualities should have a player to be a good team’s captain?
To be team’s captain you can’t be cocky and you always have to put the team before yourself.

What is your soccer dream?
My dream in soccer is to make it professional and get called up to play in National Team.

What are your goals? Short term ( 6 months), Medium term (1 year) and long term (3 years).
My short term goal is to get better here in Switzerland and stay at good level. My medium term is to evaluate well as a player and become better. My long term goal is to stay at a professional club and become an amazing player.

What is your best memory as a soccer player?
My best memory as a soccer player was definitely IberCup because that’s when I learned the amount of work and effort you have to put to become the best.

What do you think makes the difference between a top ranked player and a random player?
How the players read the field. An amateur would receive the ball and than scan the field, but a pro will scan way before receiving knowing what to do when he receives the ball.

What was the worst moment in your soccer experience?
Worst moment was tying a game in the spring that could have taken us to D1.

What can you learn in soccer and than apply in life?
You can learn respect, discipline and to be hard working.

What are the 3 images preached at iProSkills Academy and why you think those are important?
Book, Tie and a Ball.

Send a message to your teammates and to younger players from iProSkills Academy!
Dear iProSkills Academy, this is a message from me to you. Work hard to achieve your dreams beacause it’s the only way for them to work out. Train like it is the last day on earth. And when you step on that field you are no longer a kid, you’re a soccer player: a lion. So if you put your mind to it, and train every day you will be on that field being watch by millions I’d fans. You just have to train like there is no tommorrow and just know that everybody has faith in you.

Sebastian Antal

Highlights with Sebastian Antal

Same photo with Sebastian Antal iProSkills professional soccer player in action on the soccer field