La Roja Ready for Belarus

10 Oct

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Seriously, bless the photographers who take shots like this one.They really bring out everything this blog stands for, all that naughty, dirty, yumminess that comes to mind at the sight of them. ALLLLL the keepers want to booty pop and back those thangs into Iker! That’s how La Roja does it……prepare for WC Qualifiers that is.

Los Pretty Pretties made there way to Mallorca today, but not before some of the boys completed their doping control testing. Cescy was one of the boys selected and he was not happy about being woken up at six in the morning, the day before the match, AND not being allowed to use the bathroom. I wouldn’t be happy if it happened to me either, but you can’t help but laugh at that tired and pissed off face.

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I think it’s safe to say Sexy Care Bear and Pepe Reina were not selected for testing this morning. Those are some happy well rested boys right there!

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This beautiful shot, courtesy of Juan Mata. The shadows of the boats on the water make the whole scene look like a painting. So pretty.

After settling in, the boys had an evening training session at the Iberostar Stadium, which was attended by 7,000 freaking fans! Prior to the training session, the stadium was faced with some electrical problems when one of their three generators exploded. Three workers were injured, two with minor injuries and one with burns on 70% of his body. We wish all three workers a speedy recovery! Such a scary thing to go through. There was talk about postponing tomorrow’s match or changing locations, but the RFEF announced everything would go ahead as planned.

Happy Ponyboy was having himself a good day at training, (when is he not having a good time??) he laughed it up and sent some action Iker’s way when he scored against him with a jumping back heel. Show off.

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Today’s presser action was brought to you by VdB, Koke, & Pedro. A big topic brought up was whether VdB would renew his contract with the Spain NT. I think we can all agree when I say “Get that man a pen and paper!” We need that big ol’ mustache to stick around, leading these boys to victory, and setting up piggy back drills during training sessions.

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VdB:

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has insisted that all focus needs to be on Spain’s final World Cup qualifiers against Belarus and Georgia, and not on whether he is going to renew his contract with the Spanish national team for another two years after the 2014 World Cup.

But Del Bosque said: “We’ll see what happens in the future, but the present consists of the six points we are playing for and we cannot allow ourselves to become distracted. Football has the capacity to betray you and we have to be pepared, we cannot allow ourselves to get carried away by being over confident.”

Qualifying: “We are in an ideal position to qualify for the World Cup. We need to ratify what we have done up till now. These last two matches are like finals for us.”

The visit of anti-doping testers in the early hours of the morning: “The players have done what they needed to do, we are at the service of the [anti-doping] agency.”

Diego Costa: “The issue with Diego is about the immediate future and will develop over time. When we spoke to him, we got on well. He’s a good guy, a noble person and a family guy, he’s got all the attributes to be a Spain player.”

Michu: “The impression Michu has given us in the last two days has been very good.”

Will Koke play in midfield or at full-back? “Every player has to deserve to play and has to adapt to the needs of the team. In the match against Finland last month we spent almost the entire game camped in their half and he played as if he was another midfielder.”

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Koke:

Does he expect to start? “All I’m trying to do is help the team. In the last game I was put at full-back and I am going to work hard so I can play wherever the coach tells me to play, and if he decides I shouldn’t play, then I’ll be helping out from the sidelines. I don’t see myself as a starter or a substitute, I’m just trying to enjoy myself and make the most of this situation.”

Anti-doping control: “I was fortunate and I wasn’t woken up. It’s a bit of a pain to wake up at six in the morning if you get called but it’s part of our job.”

Diego Costa: “I would love for a player from my team like Diego to come and join the national team. He’s a good guy, he’s very different on the pitch to how he is on it, just like every footballer.”

Position on the pitch: “I work hard to try and get into the team, whether that be in midfield or wherever, I’ve always played there (in midfield) and I want to help the team get the win.”

Del Bosque’s future: “I’m very lucky that he’s given me a place in the team and allowed me to make my debut, he is achieving great success with the team and I hope he stays on for many more years.”

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Pedro:

Hat-trick against Belarus in last October’s 4-0 win: “It was a special night for me, because I scored three goals. I’ve played more significant matches for Spain, but I have good memories of it. Hopefully, we can get the win here. We know that we can’t slip up.”

Complacency: “The match against Finland [which ended in a 1-1 home draw] is still fresh in the memory. There are no easy games and Belarus will make life difficult for us. We’re the favourites, but we have to put a shift in. They’re strong, they get men behind the ball and the look to hit you on the counter. We’ve experienced that before.”

Diego Costa: “He’s a great player. He’s put in some top performances. It’s down to the coach and him to decide, and if he comes then we’ll welcome him and hope he can adapt as quickly as possible.”

Del Bosque’s contract renewal: “If it were up to me, I would definitely have him continue. He has given so much to the national team: he’s won so many matches and given a lot of players their debut. He has done a great job and is a great person. I hope he stays on for many years to come.”

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Pics & Gifs via gfsports, lafurriaroja, sr4oldpics, marca, Javi_Gomez97, griz1483, sefutbol, La Energia de La Roja, & as.com.

Vamos La Roja!!! Get those points!

-Maisougio

4 Responses to “La Roja Ready for Belarus”

  1. Mimi October 11, 2013 at 2:41 am #

    Those two goals by my Sese are awesome. Just another reason I wish he was a striker, Imagine seeing his abs every time he celebrates. We all know that would be his signature celebration.

  2. Allison October 11, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

    I was cracking up over that first pic even before I read what you wrote. God bless whoever took that pic! They know us so well. (perverts) 😉

    • maisoun October 11, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

      Too bad I don’t have a name or address for the photog, I’d send something to show all of our appreciation! If only there were a way to form some sort of photographer/blog partnership…we’d always be set for content!

      • Allison October 12, 2013 at 12:10 am #

        Yeah, we definitely owe him or her a large bouquet of roses for featuring Pepe Reina’s spectacular ass.

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