bowling, training & more tests!
The U-21 team spent some time at a bowling alley yesterday, as a sort of reward for their great game against the Czech Republic, and for all the hard work they’ve been putting in since May 31. According to the boys’ tweets, Iker Muniain and David de Gea took on Thiago and Bojan, and beat them “controversially.” And this dynamic duo also apparently defeated Azpi and Sanjo, while Ander tweeted that Javi (!!!) can’t handle losing.
The boys also tweeted some cute photos from the bus ride, with David and Iker showing off their new hairstyles (Iker’s hair looks like how Cristiano’s used to look, the one I dubbed stegosaurus hair).
Today, La Rojita had an intense 90-minute training session this morning in Silkeborg. They had a warm-up, rondos, tactical exercises and then a mini-game, followed by stretching. They also took a “foto de familia” with the personnel of the Silkeborg Boldklub training grounds.
After that, it was time for a boat ride! Iker and Álvaro Domínguez tweeted these photos of them with David and Thiago, respectively. Álvaro also tweeted, “waking up from a siesta and once again finding Diego Mariño snoring is beginning to get worrying. At least he’s a great guy, jejeje.” Everyone on this team, and the senior team, is adorable!
Meanwhile, Cuatro released two more of their “tests,” filmed several weeks ago in Las Rozas, and this time it was Álvaro Domínguez, Diego Capel, Rubén Pérez, Dani Parejo, Juan Mata and Jeffren in the hot seat. Watch Álvaro/Diego/Rubén here, and Dani/Juan/Jeffren here.
AD: A movie? Seven Pounds [you’ll notice that Álvaro always repeats the question].
DC: The Pursuit of Happyness.
JM: I don’t really like movies, but I did like The King’s Speech a lot.
JS: The Pursuit of Happyness.
A singer or band.
RP: El Barrio.
AD: Maldita Nerea.
JM: Pereza [he’s so serious!].
DP: El Canto del Loco.
RP: My mother’s pasta.
DC: Spaghetti carbonara.
AD: Fried egg sandwich (laughs).
JM: Fabada asturiana.
RP: The truth is I don’t read a lot, but I did like Guardiola’s book a lot.
DC: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, it’s the only one I’ve read (laughs).
AD: A book? The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.
JM: Murakami’s Norwegian Wood.
DP: I don’t read (laughs).
JM: (another question repeater) Oviedo.
RP: Right now, Xavi, but I’ve always liked Guardiola a lot, and Sergio Ramos as well.
AD: An idol? John Terry, I like Chelsea a lot.
DC: Well, the one I’ve seen up close is Zidane, as a spectator.
JM: In terms of football, when I was little, I liked Maradona a lot.
JS: Right now, Messi.
JM: (thinks) Naturalness.
DP: I’m a good friend to my friends.
JM: Perhaps I’m sometimes too gullible [ohhhhh!!].
DP: (whispers “a defect…”) Maybe an excess of confidence.
JS: I’m stubborn.
JM: Right now, to win the Euro.
DP: Right now, to be champions of Europe.
JS: To triumph in Barcelona.