At Lucca Mantione standard Liège is a household word, until recently even at every home match. Not really fun to miss a game on Friday evening of your favourite club, but also not feasible if you have to be able to start the game fresh on Saturday morning. It’s just one of the sacrifices Lucca makes to get his games off to a good start. The drive of about 80km to Leuven is enough time to focus on the match.

As for his gloves, Lucca always carries 3 pairs of gloves in his sports bag. 2 pairs of normal goalkeeper gloves and 1 pair of the aqua model. This way he has a wide choice and he can always choose the right pair to start the match. In normal circumstances an ordinary pair, but as soon as it gets a little wetter or there is precipitation he goes for the Aqua model.