On Wednesday, during a press conference ahead of this Sunday’sSuper Bowl, Kansas City Chiefs’ running back Isiah Pacheco confessed his wish to play “real football” in case the team makes it out to Spain for the 2025 NFL international series of games.
Pacheco, who is from Puerto Rican and Dominican ascent, was asked if he liked soccer the running back expressed his excitement at the prospect of playing in Madrid saying “Yes. Hey, I want to play. So if it’s us and I hope it’s us, we can come down there and show them real football.”
The Chiefs’ star was also asked what he thought of Real Madrid’s new stadium, the rumored location chosen to host the https://www.marca.com/en/nfl.html?intcmp=MENUPROD&s_kw=en-nfl first game in Spain if the idea materializes.
While Pacheco said he didn’t know much about it, he did acknowledge that he heard they had a new stadium saying “I hear they had a new stadium coming. I am excited.”.
Pacheco ready to face 49ers’ defense
Another hot topic of conversation fielded by Pacheco referred to his now-famous running style.
The 24-year-old running back, who appeared relaxed throughout his exchange with the media, commented about his “angry style” of running and his approach to take advantage of his speed.
“That starts with practice at the beginning of the week when we prepare. I go out there with a full head of steam knowing the down and distance, getting 4 yards or whatever it may be to win the down,” he said.
When asked about facing the 49ers formidable defense, Pacheco remained confident in his skills to overcome any scheme they throw at him but praised them nonetheless “It’s a great defense over there,” Pacheco said. “I’m looking forward to competing against them. All 11 guys fly to the ball.”
And while Pacheco’s stats for the 2023 regular season are not Top 10 worthy, with 935 yards in 205 carries and seven touchdowns, his performance in the postseason was invaluable in getting the Chiefs to the Super Bowl.