summer plans IV
More news about how our boys are spending their vacations…
JAVI MARTÍNEZ (!!!): Javi (!!!) has been shirtless and keeping in shape (and what a shape he has) in Ibiza, where several of his U-21 teammates also are (Diego Capel, Botía, Jeffren…). He says in the video below that this is a deserved vacation, because it’s been a long season, and he’s enjoying his time at the beach. Those abs, those legs!!!
CESC: Cesc is also in Ibiza on vacation, and once again the wonderful people over at Liga BBVA provided us with footage.
Previously, he spent some time in his hometown of Arenys de Mar and at his campus in Tordera.
PEPE REINA: He’s also been in Ibiza, and posted these pictures of him enjoying his time there on his FB.
XABI ALONSO: we haven’t heard much from Xabi this summer, the only peep we’ve heard from him was when he recently tweeted – in three languages no less – that he was playing and watching tennis during his vacation.
IKER CASILLAS: Iker’s back in Madrid after his tour of the Americas, for his campus in his hometown of Móstoles. He hung out with children who want to be like him (the little blond boy with the bowl haircut is adorable!) and made sure to ask whether they had done well in school this past year.
In the following video, we find out from Iker that he has a bit of cold, because he just came back from America, his manias are playing with cut sleeves and wearing his socks inside out, and he would like to continue playing until his late 30s.
Iker and Sara Carbonero spent on Saturday listening to Joaquín Sabina and Andrés Calamaro during their concert in Hoyos del Espino (Ávila), along with 11,000 or so other persons.
XAVI: Xavi’s also been busy with his campus, but he managed to combine work and pleasure, since his campus was in Ibiza.
FERNANDO LLORENTE: during his “incredible experience” in New Delhi, India, Michael Robinson taught Fer how to play cricket, and he also visited the “slums,” which he said was tough, but also surprising, because of all the happiness radiating from the children. He visited one of Save the Children’s mobile clinics there, and played football with some of the young children. He said, “these children are like any other, full of enthusiasm and infectious joy. Given the right support, the kids here can grow up healthy. But I understand a lot of children do not live beyond the age of 5 and a huge number are malnourished.”
He continued, “I will carry back the message that children everywhere have the right to survive and grow healthy and it is our responsibility to make sure this is possible. I will use my status to raise this message for Save the Children wherever I can.” What a great guy!!
Fernando returned to Spain for just a bit, as he then traveled to England to watch his friend Rafa Nadal in the final of Wimbledon (his first time there), which he’s doing right now, just like I am! I can’t believe that Rafa just lost the first set… ¡qué rabia! I’ll update this post if I can find some (quality) photos of Fer there…
SERGIO RAMOS: Sergio was in Stockholm for a few days with his brother René, music producer RedOne and several musicians including Taio Cruz. He’s tweeted yesterday that he’s back in Madrid. Someone really needs some new poses, and a new hat. And while we’re at it, the shorts can go too.
CARLES PUYOL: Carles has been continuing with his recovery in Barcelona, and he just tweeted that he’s now running without any pain. And here’s a little video with a lot of footage of Carles’ legs.