Updated: Training/Presser/Shut Up Xavi

27 Jan

The boys prepared for tomorrow’s match with Zaragoza. Not much in the way of pictures though. Perhaps they will release more later.

Karanka did the presser today and everyone was wondering where Mou was. He said that he was fine and just preparing for tomorrow’s match. So there. He wasn’t, say for instance, sleeping off a massive birthday hangover or anything. Not our Mou. He’s nose to the grindstone. Has anyone seen Maisougio yet this morning? She might be “preparing for tomorrow’s game” as well.

One other thing that Karanka said is we’re used to winning, not losing. Fair enough. That’s true.

Someone else had something to say about us and as per usual, it was Xavi. Remember how we all thought he said something nice about us the other day? Yeah, well, not so much. He was caught on video making what he thought were off camera remarks that we were bad losers and animals. Nice. (If any Spanish speaking watishistas want to translate the remarks, we would be most grateful). It takes two teams to tango, sir. In a Clasico, no one behaves impeccably, that’s for sure. So, shut up Xavi (if I had a dime for every time I said that, I wouldn’t have astronomical student loans.  Speaking of student-y things, I have a paper that needs writing and work that needs doing, so I must get back to it.

Updated: A piece from Four Four Two.

– Lozil


12 Responses to “Updated: Training/Presser/Shut Up Xavi”

  1. Pamela January 27, 2012 at 11:51 am #

    I translated the video and have it on my tumblr, here is the link


    • headbandsandheartbreak January 27, 2012 at 11:55 am #

      Thanks so much for the link and translation. Not as bad as I thought, but he seems to miss the point that his team did plenty as well. As I said, it takes two teams to tango. When he kept saying ‘suffering’ though I had a giggle fit. I just kept thinking of Dirty Tackle and “CESC IS SUFFERING!” 😉

      • Pamela January 27, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

        I know, but the thing that bothers me is that he thinks that his team dominated up until the first 20 minutes of the second half. and he is so convinced of that, was he not there??? wait, maybe, actually i didn’t really see him on that game, he and cesc were MIA maybe that is why he got so confused. And now they say that barca is investigating the leak, I don’t know why, it’s not like he said something new, He already said that Real don’t know how to lose after the Supercopa, oh well, Xavi and all his “humbleness” are shown right here

        • headbandsandheartbreak January 27, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

          Yeah, the ‘dominating’ part got to me as well. Was he watching the same game I was? But then again, he thinks that no one really understands football anyhow, so fair enough. 😉 It’s the same old, same old from him so we shouldn’t even let it bother us. We know what he thinks about Real. Let him. It’s be that much nicer when we prove him wrong.

          • Pamela January 27, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

            Yeah, he thinks that only Barcelona play “real football” and everyone else simply runs after a ball on a field… and I had not realized all the “suffering” that was going on hahaha and I DT recently posted something about Cesc holding up a banner for Xavi on his birthday that said “I am not suffering” 🙂

    • sweethearthalo January 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

      Ouh, poor boys, they suffer. They wanted to win 4-0? Seems like Barca is a bit too used to win that high. Not with Real Madrid amigos 😉

  2. sweethearthalo January 27, 2012 at 11:55 am #

    If you can’t gossip- don’t do it. That’s all I can say about Xavi. Actually he should know that there are a few places where you are NEVER allowed to gossip. Busses, trains, public places, … seems like Xavi hasn’t learn this rule.

  3. GinaM January 27, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    ooooOOooo I take my post back then! I should have know he’s not capable of saying nice about RM. Sheesh, I’m glad this year he doesn’t throw out words about playing ‘football’ though. Seriously that was getting quite annoying like they only play football and the rest of the world play something else. I can’t wait till the day that we win and shine more then them!!!

  4. Natalie January 27, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    OMG the full script sheds such a different light on the comment. Thank you for the translation. There are days where Messi should be given a 2nd card and he never sees them cause refs are afraid. And no darling, u didn’t dominate the game at all except for 20 min. AND the most annoying of all, what is with all the SUFFERING!!! U not happy unless everyone around u is suffering?

  5. Suse January 27, 2012 at 1:05 pm #

    “preparing for tomorrow’s game” – this cracked me up 🙂

    It’s just as well Xavi is a talented footballer. I mean, it would be a problem if he wanted to work in the Diplomatic Service, or be a professor of logic, or anything like that….

    • Jenny January 27, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

      I have such a fondness for him though.

      If he didn’t exist we’d have to invent him!

      He’s that very talented kid in the classroom with ADHD who never shuts up and is bright and brilliant and causes his teacher all sorts of grief – but 20 years later he’s the kid she remembers fondly!

      There will come a day we will remember Xavi with HUGE affection.

      • jellyace January 29, 2012 at 10:17 am #

        Xavi is a sore winner.

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