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?
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?
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?
Q: What is the name of your dog?
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?
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.