Del Bosque Sunday continued…

This is a questionnaire from El País.  They started with Vicente del Bosque, so I will too, but I’ll put a proper introduction when I start with the players they’ve subjected to this Q&A, since I’m sure we’re more interested in their answers to the questions than in Vicente’s!

Q:  Can you recommend me a food shack on the beach?

A:  El Ancla, in San Pedro de Alcántara (Málaga).

Q:  Would you ban bullfighting?

A:  No, I’m from Salamanca.

Q:  What gets on your nerves?

A:  When my kids don’t do something well.

Q:  Do you know what a scrum is?

A:  Something to do with beer?

Q:  What was your first kiss like?

A:  ¡Uff!  It’s difficult to remember, it was so long ago…

Q:  What do you have on your iPod?

A:  ¡Uy!  I’m very tone deaf.

Q:  What do you play on Play?

A:  Solitaire.

Q:  Nesquik or Cola Cao?

A:  Cola Cao, as I have my entire life.

Q:  What do you remember about your first coach?

A:  He was from Salamanca and I have a lot of affection for him.

Q:  How many watches do you own?

A:  All of them were gifts.  The last one, during a trip to Panama.

Q:  What were your first boots like?

A:  When I was a kid, I didn’t have boots, I played with regular sneakers.

Q:  Italian restaurant or Japanese?

A:  Italian.

Q:  How long does the pregnancy of a whale last?

A:  I have no idea.

Q:  Do you know who Katalinski was?

A:  He was a Yugoslavian central defender that prevented us from going to the 1974 World Cup with a header.  [In reality, Iribar blocked his header and Katalinski then scored with his foot.]

Q:  Where was Iribar born?

A:  The first time that I saw him play was in Baskonia, but he was born in Zarautz.

Q:  Who did you ask for an autograph when you were a kid?

A:  I really admired Salamanca’s players.  A lot of them were Basque: Armentegi, Regino, who was a doctor…

Q:  Does Florentino Pérez scare you?

A:  No.

Q:  What is the name of your dog?

A:  Turki.

Q:  Why have shows with midgets in the bullfighting ring in Zaragoza been prohibited?

A:  Because you have to be careful and take those things seriously.

Q:  Would you invite Belén Esteban to have dinner?

A:  Why not?

Q:  What year did apartheid end?

A:  In 1994.  Well, the first elections were in 1994…

Q:  What position did Villar play?

A:  He was a midfielder, along with Asensi, del Bosque…

Q:  What was the name of Pippi Longstocking’s horse?

A:  I haven’t the slightest idea.

Q:  Have you been able to get a reservation at elBulli?

A:  No, never.

Q:  Have you ever smoked a joint?

A:  No, never.

Q:  What’s the last TV series you’ve become addicted to?

A:  La señora.

Q:  How did your life change after Vienna?

A:  It was a great source of happiness for the Spanish people, especially those dedicated to football…

Q:  Do you know what an Afrikaner is?

A:  A descendant of Africans?

Q:  How many diapers have you changed in your life?

A:  None.

Q:  What is the name of Honduras’ goalkeeper?

A:  I don’t know.

Q:  Do you know what the stadium of Palencia is called?

A:  La Nueva Balastera.

Posted on June 13, 2010, in q&a and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Q: Have you ever smoked a joint?

    WTF?!? i wish they would have asked the players this question!

  2. Thank you for the translation! He doesn’t change diapers! O_O

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