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It’s Monday, and depending on how the weekend results went for you, you’d either want to continue celebrating or you need a little boost, so here are some gorgeous Basque men to do either one of those.
Punto Pelota recently interviewed the three amigos – Javi Martínez (!!!), Ander Herrera and Iker Muniain – in what is one of the most adorable interviews ever, thanks to the protagonists (and doesn’t Javi (!!!) look so snuggly?). Irene Junquera also interviewed Iñigo Martínez (who, at the tender age of 20, is Xabi Alonso’s idol!) and Asier Illarramendi recently, while they were on duty with the U-21 team. And so here are the interviews.
IQ: I’m here with the three “pearls” of Athleti, I wanted to speak with all of you because it’s said that you all don’t get along.
AH: I think so. From the time I arrived, I’ve had many problems with these two, and I’d like to get them out of my sight as soon as possible.
Well, La Roja’s last trip of the year has ended, and we won’t see the boys together again until next year. The results left me with a bittersweet feeling, but on the other hand, that means that there’s only room for improvement as we head into the last months before the 2012 Eurocopa, right? And we know that Spain always steps it up for official games. Anyway, here’s a rundown of all the things that La Roja and La Rojita went through during the last week.
As mentioned earlier, Fernando Llorente spent part of his summer in India, with the NGO Save the Children. Michael Robinson traveled to New Delhi with him, and a segment on Fernando’s time in India aired on “Informe Robinson” earlier this week. The segment, “Llorente Namasté,” also takes a look at Fernando’s childhood, with his brother Chus speaking about how difficult it was for the family to have Fernando leave at such an early age. It’s a thoroughly enjoyable 20 or so minutes, though I wish they had focused more on Fernando’s time in India. And it once again shows that Fernando Llorente is, in addition to being a fantastic football player, a wonderful human being.
UPDATED with another interview/test, with bonus Álvaro Domínguez!
With la selección playing in La Rioja, all eyes were on their native son, Fernando Llorente. Also very much in demand was the Llorente family, as Cuatro and TVE visited them to get their thoughts on this special event. And TVE forever has my gratitude, because they also decided to get Javi’s (!!!) opinion. So, let’s start with Silvia Barba. By the way, I love Fernando’s voice, and his very sunny personality. And when he and Javi (!!!) are together…
Silvia headed to Rincón de Soto to speak with Isabel and Fernando (Senior), Fernando Llorente’s parents, before returning to Logroño to speak with Javi (!!!) and Fernando himself. There’s bonus Javi (!!!) at the end, since his family also came to visit him. I know this clip is supposed to be about Fer, but Javi (!!!) stole the show for me with his adorable answer, his laugh, his affection towards his nephew (or cousin or something else, I’m not sure, but I do like the thought of Uncle Javi!!!) and his cheekbones. Watch the video here.
SB: we would like to present Isabel and Fernando. They’re not the Cathlolic Monarchs, but rather Fernando Llorente’s parents. Twenty-six years ago, he was born in this house which is being renovated now [note: Fernando was actually born in Pamplona]. Here is where a world champion grew up.
Iker’s interview with Reebok, Piqué’s interview with Sara, fun facts about Xavi, the my coach ad and boys shopping!
Iker and Zigtech
Watch Iker answer questions and promote the Zigtech line of shoes here and here (I’ve skipped the club-related and Zigtech questions). Fun game: take a shot each time Iker starts his response with “Bueno…”
He had to think very hard about his answers.
What’s missing from your trophy cabinet? I think what any athlete always wants is to continue winning trophies, you always want more.
Did you ever dream that one day you’d be the world champion? Well, I think it’s easy to dream, obviously they just stay as dreams, but I’ve always dreamed of winning something with my country on the national team. We’ve had so many failures and bad luck in finals, so winning a World Cup is a huge success.
Note to self: Juan Mata apparently does not mind being interviewed at home. Irene Junquera from “Punto Pelota” followed in the footsteps of Samanta Villar, in this almost identical interview: they go to Mata’s house, look through his fan art, hang out in his kitchen and talk about his hobbies. The only difference is that Irene goes “oooooh” while Samanta had the unforgettable, “porrrr fa-vorrr, Juan Ma-ta!” But Juanín is adorable. Watch the video here.
They start off in Paterna, the ciudad deportiva of Valencia. Juanín has to go to a team lunch (in the car, he says he doesn’t know where, but that he was just going to follow the others). The more interesting parts start when Irene arrives at his apartment.
IJ: And now that Mata has finished with his lunch, we’re going to his house. We’re here! Is he going to answer the intercom? We’re here!
Here we are in the elevator. We’re going to follow the light. Oooooh. How was the lunch? What did you eat?
IJ: So are we going to go into your house?
IJ: Are you sure?
As promised… Javi (!!!) Martínez day continues (albeit a bit late)!
Did you enjoy Javi’s (!!!) last appearance on “Uyyyyy?” Well, he’s back, this time with Fernando Llorente! This episode was filmed in September of last year, and in it, Fernando eats his beloved pears from Rincón de Soto, Javi (!!!) dresses up as a fireman and the boys try their hands at being referees, among many other hilarious things! These two are so adorable. Once again, the translation is brought to you by Jen, and the observations and comments sprinkled throughout the translation are both her thoughts and mine. And you know the drill, all the “Javi” and “JM” below are to be read as “Javi (!!!)” and “J (!!!) M,” respectively.
Óscar Terol: Right, now’s the time to go to the bathroom, have some coffee, because in ten minutes I’ll be here with Javi Martínez and Fernando Llorente, two cracks of Athletic, of La Roja, of everything… How are you, have you recovered from the match at San Mamés?
Fernando Llorente: Yes, yes, we’ve recovered.
Javi Martínez: (nods)
OT: You have to say “sí, sí, recuperados,” too.
JM: Yes, yes…
OT: Javier, you’re doing it wrong!