Bits & Bobs: Catching Up With El Pirata

8 Dec

BZIljBCIQAA1q53Esteban continues his recovery in San Sebastian (Hang on baby, mygypsyspirit and I will be there in a few months! We’d be more than happy to nurse you back to health). And three cheers for all the shots of his water therapy, they are most pleasant, indeed. About this shot he said “Day 59: After training I float with closed eyes. I’ve been scoring a lot of goals in goal back” I’m guessing he means in his head? 

He’s shared both old and new pictures along with the beauty of San Sebastian. (He seems to be very happy there.) He even took time to send encouragement to Sami Khedira who is going through his own injury battle. I think it’s good for him to share the process and document it. Gotta be therapeutic on a lot of levels. Plus everyone has been tweeting him support which helps. He knows we’re behind him.

Canal Plus did a video piece on his recovery progress. Unamadridista did a translation of the video and you can check it out here.

"Day 79: love hurts"

“Day 79: love hurts”

Yes, it does, El Pirata. But you’re going to come back stronger from this. I’m sure of it. Looking forward to seeing you play at the end of March. I know I will.

– Lozil

5 Responses to “Bits & Bobs: Catching Up With El Pirata”

  1. Katie Ann December 9, 2013 at 4:30 pm #

    Pirata seems to confound Google Translate more than anybody, doesn’t he?

    I’d be totally good with not understanding him at all, though; I can always just oggle.

  2. hopechaser December 9, 2013 at 9:48 pm #

    His comment in the video about how he has a very small group of friends which got even smaller after the injury really hit home. It hurts deeply when people run away when you need them more. I’m very glad though those that stayed have a stronger bond which is exactly it should be. We shy introverts don’t need a lot of friends, just pure quality friends. 🙂

    • Backwards December 10, 2013 at 7:47 am #

      I agree! Nothing like a personal set back to learn it’s not about how many people like you, it’s about the quality of those friendships.

      I wish him all the best, i’m glad he is letting us all in so we can follow his progress!

  3. Dia December 10, 2013 at 7:29 am #

    I love him *sigh*. Thanks for keeping up with him.

  4. Shan December 10, 2013 at 8:53 am #

    I miss him all too much. And I’m still bummed that I missed him coming to San Se. Would have loved to see him walking around the streets.

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