Updated: Lots More Chori In Our Future

6 Aug

In a move clearly designed to keep Albiol & Arbeloa close together until they reunite for good, Real Madrid has announced that Chori’s contract has been extended through the 2016-2017 season. This happy occasion allowed the RM photogs to take a variety of photos of our Trampiol with typically mixed results.

“Keep standing there! Don’t move! Keep smiling!” ::grimace:: “HOLD IT!”

“Hey Chori, what’s the square root of 46?” ::befuddlement::  “Let’s try something else”

“Think deeply of Arbeloa!” ::misty watercolored memories of the way we were::

“Stop crying, Chori!”  ::scattered pictures of the smiles we left behind, smiles we gave to one anooooother!::

“Oh dear. This is not working.” ::can it be that it was all so simple then?::

“Oh my god, we should have never mentioned Arbeloa” ::if we had the chance to do it all again, tell me – would we? could we?::

Oh the way they were! ::sniffle:: Thanks to The Powers That Be for renewing both their contracts and let’s hope that Operation Double As Reunion gets up to speed immediately.

Updated to add interview with Albiol in which he doesn’t express his wish to eventually retire to a resort town with Arbeloa and open a bed & breakfast.

FROM REALMADRID.COM

Albiol: “I’m really excited and want to stay on at Real Madrid. I hope to be here until I retire”
Realmadrid.com

“The club and its coaching staff trust in me and now I have to show them they are not wrong”, said the Real Madrid defender, who has just extended his contract until 2017

Raúl Albiol isn’t hiding the happiness which he has been overcome by after his contract with Real Madrid was extended until 2017. The only thing on the mind of the Real Madrid defender, who kicked off the season by playing against Los Angeles Galaxy, is to reciprocate, on the pitch, the trust shown by the club, Mourinho and the fans: “I’m really excited and want to stay on at Real Madrid. The club and its coaching staff trust in me and now I have to show them they are not wrong. I am very happy and I hope to be here until I retire.”

Congratulations on getting your contract extended until 2017. I guess you must be very happy…
I am very happy because this means that the club and its coaching staff trust in me being here. I really feel at home at Real Madrid and I’m very happy. Now I have to show that they are not wrong and that I can be a good player for the team.

Also, this trust comes a month after another reason for celebration: your second European Football Championship.
We’re seeing, with Spain, some wonderful years which will be remembered forever. I’m lucky enough to be living though them from the inside and the team is fantastic and has proven that during the last championships. Let’s hope it carries on like that for many years to come. Although we know it’s difficult, the team will never be short of ambition.

Having your contract extended brings you closer to your goal of being at Real Madrid until you retire.
In the world of football you never know because anything can happen during each season. I’m really excited and want to stay on at the club. I’m very happy here and hope to be here until I retire.

How has Albiol grown as a footballer since having Mourinho as coach?
The coach is very demanding and gets the best performance out of each player. He makes you concentrate and be involved. He’s a winner. You have to be there and really make an effort.

What’s the key to his success?
I guess he has a lot because he’s been successful for many years now, winning lots of trophies and training the best teams in the world. He understands a lot about football, devotes a lot of time to it, and is on top of everything. He knows how to get the best from the players. That’s his skill.

Albiol, Pepe, Ramos, Arbeloa, Varane, Marcelo, Carvalho, Coentrão… Many players make Real Madrid’s defence the best in the world. Do you agree?
We have great defenders and a great team.

And here’s some bonus Chori video – giggling with Mesut, scratching his nuts (really RM?), snuggling with Arbeloa and winning trophies with Valencia, RM & La Roja.

– Lozil

One Response to “Updated: Lots More Chori In Our Future”

  1. black widow August 7, 2012 at 1:24 am #

    oh, i CANNOT tell you how happy this makes me!! he was one of my great worries during transfer season, given that his playing time has been so reduced over the last year. now that i know that both of them are staying right the way through, it makes me breathe a little easier. this is excellent news! 🙂 🙂

    interview with Albiol in which he doesn’t express his wish to eventually retire to a resort town with Arbeloa and open a bed & breakfast. ahahahahha. he may not have expressed it, but you know he was thinking it …

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