we can still win it
Well, La Rojita did not play a very good game, their goal was more on the illegal side than the legal one and England scored in the waning moments (with the same doubts as to legality) to tie the game. The beginning of this tournament reminds me a lot of another tournament, which got underway just about a year ago. Luckily, we have Javi Martínez (!!!) and (por favor) Juan Mata to explain to their teammates how Spain lost to Switzerland in the first game of the World Cup last year, and still ended up winning the trophy. And also luckily, we have Javi (!!!) and his pouty lips to distract us from the loss.
With that said, Javi (!!!) had a great game, but it was Thiago who took home the MVP trophy for the game, though he said he would exchange it for the three points. He has placed the trophy in the window of his room in the team hotel, and it can be seen from the street! Javi (!!!) said after the game that the team was sad because everyone expected to win. I volunteer to comfort Javi (!!!)!
In other La Rojita news, yesterday, the starters from Sunday’s game had an afternoon in the gym while the rest of the team trained. They were also rewarded with a morning at the spa, where they hung out in pools and received massages. Why didn’t anyone share pictures??? Today, they’ll travel to Viborg and train there to prepare for tomorrow’s game against the Czech Republic.
Plus, Javi (!!!) and Bojan’s fathers are currently visiting their sons, along with other family members, and Fernando Hierro is also in Denmark supporting La Rojita. He attended their training sessions and game, and even went running with several members of the delegation.
To finish, some quotes that I like:
Azpi, on the star: it’s very nice to wear it, and even more so when you have two teammates who won it. It’s shown us the way to become champions as well.
Mata, on one year ago: an unforgettable memory is the day I debuted, in the second game against Honduras. For me, it was a very important moment when Del Bosque told me that I was going to go in. I didn’t expect it. The best anecdotes from that time were those that occurred any night when we got together to play cards or talk about the games. I enjoyed those moments the most, listening to Iker, Xavi or Reina speak.