We’re already on Chapter 6 – “The cyber café of room 422”! I’m fully expecting another book to be released about our boys and their 2010 adventures in South Africa, so let’s see how fast we can finish this one!
This chapter is another favorite, because we really get to see how close the guys are.
– Room 422 refers to the room of Joan Capdevila. It was their first day at the hotel in Neustift, Austria: “when I entered the room for the first time, I thought they had given me the wrong one. I thought it was Iker’s room, and since my last name begins with the same letter as his, they got confused.” (The captains usually get the biggest rooms during the camps.) So he went back down to reception, and it was confirmed that 422 was indeed his room.
– After that, he went to find Santi Cazorla to see if all the rooms were like his. He saw that Santi’s room was much smaller. And Santi stared open-mouthed at Joan’s room and declared, “we’re going to play pochita here at night!”
– The room was the size of an apartment: it had an enormous salon, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. There were a total of six beds.
– Joan’s room became known as “el Cíber” and became the place to be for the components of the team. A visit was practically mandatory after every game, where the guys would analyze and re-analyze the games. They also talked about life, cars, girls…
– It started with the guys playing pocha, and then others joined in to take advantage of the wi-fi connection: Silva, Navarro, Sergio, Juanito. They would use the connection to surf the Internet, chat, talk with friends and families. Silva said he was one of the regulars.
– Sergio: “we could be there just hanging out until two or three in the morning. Without realizing it, at least 10 of the players would get together. I brought my laptop with music to add to the ambiance.”