Just What I Needed….Xabi

17 Oct

Work continues to be the bane of my existence and has me teetering on the edge of sanity but I just took a break so I could stare at Xabi for a little bit. H0w can one man be so gorgeous? More after the jump.


Xabi Alonso: “Of course the coach must be looking for replacements for injured players”

“What we all want to see here at Real Madrid is that people are supportive of the club and the team”, the Real Madrid player went on to say

Xabi Alonso went in just a few hours from the centre of the pitch at the Vicente Calderón stadium to an improvised runway for a photo shoot at the Madrid College of Architects. The Madrid player, who will be endorsed by a clothing manufacturer, was speaking in purely sporting terms at the end of a promotional event. Of course, the FIFA virus, which has taken such a toll on his team, was one of the main talking points of the press conference. The midfielder, who is the face of a men’s’ fashion label called “Black”, had a hard time dodging the question: Is “black” meant to be a reference to the situation of Madrid’s wingers? To which Xabi replied: “Black means black. No, seriously though, things are looking  pretty black. It’s really unlucky that in seven days all three have fallen ill. I am sure the coach must be looking for solutions”.

Praised throughout the event for his sang froid both on and off the pitch, Xabi showed the same coolness of demeanour when dealing with the media’s questions. The first round of questions were all about the same issue: injuries. And his anwers were: “We hope that things are just black on the surface and that we don’t have the same bad luck with our forwards. We hope that both Pipa and Benzema will be ready next Saturday; we hope they will be able to train this afternoon”. He added: “Of course I am sure the boss is looking for solutions. Firstly for Saturday and then also for the Champions league game next week. It is not for me to say who has to play on the wing. Like I said, the coach is thinking about solutions. Whoever plays, reserves or otherwise, we are here to help”.

Asked about the possibility of rearranging the calendar to make it more advantageous, the Madrid player came out clearly in favour, as having so many matches to play is the reason for so many injuries: “These days the calendar is crammed. You’re playing 60 or 70 matches and In the process for sure you are going to take some knocks. Someone will have to Look for a solution that will be in the best interests of both the players and the spectators”.

Xabi Alonso couldn’t evade either a question about the interview that José Mourinho recently gave on Realmadrid TV and Realmadrid.com, in which the manager claimed that there were “people posing as Madrid supporters”. Xabi’s take on this was: “I think what we all want to see here at Real Madrid is people who are supportive of the club and the team. That’s how I see it anyway. When we are playing, the stadium is always full of people who support us”.

To conclude, on the subject of the Spain – France draw, Xabi admitted that “I didn’t go off the pitch too happy for a minute. As far as the penalties are concerned, we don’t have a single enalty taker. Cesc was feeling confident; he stepped up to the plate and the goalkeeper made the save. That’s all there is to it”. About Arbeloa, whose absence from injury was noted, Xabi said: “I don’t think there’s any need to defend Arbeloa . He is highly valued by the other players and by the coaching staff. He is a valuable member of the team and he doesn’t need the public to stand up for him”.

Shiggers! Please stop licking your computer screen! It’s not hygienic and rather unseemly behavior for a young lady such as yourself. (Which translates to “get the hell out of the way,  you’re blocking my view of The Pretty.”)

– Lozil

12 Responses to “Just What I Needed….Xabi”

  1. mygypsyspirit October 17, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    Shiggers isn’t the only one licking her computer screen! Now if only he would shave!

    • Phédre October 18, 2012 at 1:30 am #

      NO! Don’t you dare touch that beard, Xabier!;-)
      So much class and sexyness combined in one person … sigh …

  2. shiggers October 17, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    Life would be so much easier to deal with if every day included a little bit of either Xabi or Enzo looking beautiful. Thanks for giving me a break from the grind! (And I wasn’t actually licking my computer screen. Drooling doesn’t count with that man.)

  3. Katie Ann October 17, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

    Ohhhhh this was the best thing to see after a long day at work (my sympathies for your own job-related stress, Lozil!) That man is perfect.

  4. Bombay Talkies (@BombayTalkies) October 17, 2012 at 5:30 pm #

    I work 13 hour days (so much for actually getting to enjoy Madrid, oy) and I have to say, seeing these ads all over the metro stations was a nice way to spend my very long, very crowded, very tired commute tonight.

    • Rose October 17, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

      These were on the metro? Can’t believe I missed them!

      • Bombay Talkies (@BombayTalkies) October 17, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

        They just went up this evening–I went up to work next door to the Bernabeu and the signage across the street was that awful Lana del Rey H&M ad that I’m so sick of seeing everywhere, and a few hours later when I walked that way again Xabi’s beautiful face had taken her place. And for that I will always be grateful lol.

        • Rose October 18, 2012 at 7:06 am #

          What an awesome exchange! And lucky you working across the street from the Bernabeu and getting to see this ad every day!

  5. Rose October 17, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    Sigh, I’ve just returned home to Jersey from Madrid this afternoon after catching The match last night. Back to real life after a couple of awesome weeks off 😦

    I’m still mad at you Cesc! It’s nice that Xabi was all diplomatic about the penalty question, but seriously that whole stadium was wondering why he was taking it instead of Xabi. Also I would have barged my way into this press event if I was still in Madrid so perhaps it’s best that I’m now an ocean away. I love that the guys in suits are fanboying over Mr. Perfect. My gosh he’s so pretty.

  6. Nooria October 17, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    XABI!!!!!!!! *ovaries committing suicide atm*

  7. Rose October 18, 2012 at 8:35 am #

    THERE’S MORE!!!!!!!!

    • Rose October 18, 2012 at 8:35 am #

      Yeah that embed totally did not work. Sorry!

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