Ready in Shanghai!

29 Jul

tumblr_ns9oh85bNb1tp29vio1_500Got your attention? I thought that might! And there’s more where that came from.

tumblr_ns95nlhBci1qiy96so1_500tumblr_ns96olibNi1tp29vio1_500tumblr_ns96olibNi1tp29vio2_500tumblr_ns96063XbG1qiy96so1_500tumblr_ns96063XbG1qiy96so2_500GF Sports had those six shots and I would be remiss if I didn’t share them full size! So let’s catch up with RM’s activities in Shanghai.  Oh and speaking of, if you ever doubted the power of a wet white kit, check out this photoset.  (Also? Hello there, Casemiro!)

Another thing that has me in giggle fits today is Isco’s first half and second half tantrums with the ref against AC Milan. Rock that bitchface, baby boy! It’s like a puppy growling.

Training

The team had their training session before facing AC Milan tomorrow in the International Champions Cup China final. Benz & Lady Edith joined the group.

(Video)

Oh yeah, and this happened:

Swag for days, that one…

Meet and Greet

Lucky fans got some quality time with the boys at The Twelve at Hengshan hotel.

The Peez did a little meet and greet of his own with Han Zhen, General Secretary of the Communist Party in Shanghai and Zhao Wen, deputy mayoress and municipal premier. The Peez was looking mad caz. I can’t remember the last time I saw him without a tie.

Adidas Event

Lucas Silva, Benz, Arbeloa, Bale and James took part in an Adidas event. They awarded competition prizes, had some shooting practice and judged a 2 vs. 2 freestyle competition.

"Grrreat! I get to pose with the media scapegoat."

“Grrreat! I get to pose with the guy who gets blamed for everything. Hope it doesn’t rub off on me.”

"Um, are you sure this guy is on the team?"

“Um, are you sure this guy is on the team?”

"DUDE! I'm standing next to some guy who (allegedly) schtupped Rihanna!"

“DUDE! I’m standing next to the guy who (allegedly) schtupped Rihanna!”

"Fantastic. I'm standing next to THAT hair. Memorialized for posterity."

“Fantastic. I’m standing next to THAT hair. Memorialized for posterity.”

Pressers

Satellite (24)FROM REALMADRID.COM

Benítez: “I have an amazing team and I’m very happy with it”
by Alberto Navarro (Shanghai) | Photographer: Helios de la Rubia/Antonio Villalba

“Real Madrid aims to play well and win every competition each year”, he stated.

Rafa Benítez made a media appearance in the Shanghai Stadium press room a day before the game against AC Milan (Thursday, 8pm local time, 2pm CEST). The Real Madrid manager praised his squad: “I have an amazing team and I’m very happy with it. My aim is to get great performances out of a great group. I’m focused on helping the players improve every day. When we arrive in Madrid we will make all necessary evaluations.”

“We are in a preseason where we have seen the team play well and show 100% commitment. We will assess possible exits when we are in Madrid. They are all good footballers and have given it their all.”

Benzema and Modric
“They trained with the team today and might play tomorrow. Right now we haven’t decided on the team yet because we’ve just finished training. We have confidence in all the players and lots of different options. The line-up is not as important as those who go take to the pitch playing to the level worthy of Real Madrid”.

“We are in a preseason where we have seen the team play well and show 100% commitment.”

“We are looking forward to the new season, to playing well and winning titles. Real Madrid aims to play well and win every competition each year. To do that we will need Cristiano Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema, James…”

AC Milan
“It’s a club I like a lot and this change shows their ambition and will to improve.”

Mourinho’s Words
“I’m the Real Madrid coach. I like football, I understand football and for this reason I only speak about football. We are here to prepare for the game against AC Milan and a tour that is going very well. I want to talk about the present and the future, which I hope will be here at Madrid for many years.

SatelliteFROM REALMADRID.COM

Carvajal: “The preseason is helping us to get our intensity back”

“Any coach would want to have two good players in each role and the problem of who to pick for each game”, he stated.

Carvajal accompanied Rafa Benítez in the press room at Shanghai Stadium. The former academy player talked about the first part of Real Madrid’s preseason in Australia and China: “The preseason is helping us to get our intensity back after long holidays. We have improved and we hope to end this mini-tour playing well and we aim to beat Milan in order to be in top form and get the three points in our first La Liga game”.

“The competition with Danilo is very good and benefits Real Madrid. He is a great player, if he wasn’t, he woudn’t be at the best club in the world. Any coach would want to have two good players in each role and the problem of who to pick for each game”.

“Ramos has earned his stripes and has been at the club for many years.”

“The captain is Sergio Ramos. Of course he is going to do a good job. He has earned his stripes and has been at the club for many years. I hope he can lead us to many titles. He is a Real Madrid player”.

De Gea
“He is a friend but I haven’t spoken to him after the last Spanish team meetup. He is not a Real Madrid player so I cannot talk about that matter”.

Hala Madrid! Let’s win another trophy tomorrow!

(Additional signing pictures via GF Sports)

– Lozil

3 Responses to “Ready in Shanghai!”

  1. mygypsyspirit July 30, 2015 at 7:55 am #

    FFS Sergio! Take your shirt off ALL the time!

    You too Cris! And most of the team, actually.

  2. Mandy July 31, 2015 at 3:38 pm #

    Um yeah. I’m salivating. Not like cannibal salivating but like… another kind.

  3. jellyace August 1, 2015 at 9:06 pm #

    Dear Gareth Bale,

    We have long suspected that the Real Madrid team has a personal waxer (and if not we would like to volunteer for the position). So please take advantage of this unusual perk. Waxing, shaving, using depilatories, laser, threading, plucking…any of these will produce terrific results! (Not to mention give you less wind drag as you zoom about in those lung-busting runs.)

    Hairy Plotter

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