I want to go to there
(Updated with more pictures, because I just can’t get enough of these men!)
Not exactly chocolate or shirtless football players, but today’s advent calendar door opens to reveal the beautiful, delectable and mostly Basque trio of Xabi Alonso, Fernando Llorente and Javi Martínez!
The three players, along with the World Cup, traveled to Vitoria to be honored by the Basque parliament for their triumph with the Spanish national team this past summer. Xabi acted as the spokesperson for his teammates, and he thanked the government for the “simple and heartfelt” tribute, which he said was deeply valued by all of them, and added that it was nice to be “at home.” The trio received as a commemorative souvenir the symbol of the parliament, the “Izaro,” during the act, and also signed the book of honor (Xabi wrote in euskera).
How fantastic did the three of them look at the act? I can hardly pick a favorite!
I’ve never been so mesmerized by someone writing. And that smile is pretty eye-catching too!
And it seemed that our Javi knew everyone there, because he was constantly smiling, winking and nodding at people off to the side! And yes, it does look like a runway there on the left, no?
A couple more photos of these handsome men in suits. All three are quite boss, but Xabi Alonso is so boss. And I love the Athletic team suit!
Bring out the handwriting experts! I love how Xabi wrote the date (1/XII/10) – classy, no? And he writes in all capitals? Does he always do this? Meanwhile, Fernando’s signature is really flowery, and Javi’s is… interesting. It almost looks like a drawing.
And a bonus: remember this? Well here is another moment from the AS Sports Awards gala. See magician Jorge Luengo use Iker Casillas as a prop and VDB as a magician’s assistant here. Keep watching for an appearance by conlaroja favorite Rafa Nadal, and marvel at his lovely acting skills (his part was more entertaining than Iker’s).
Pictures and video from Real Madrid’s site and elcorreo.