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June 19, 2011

The place to be…

José Mourinho, as I mentioned before, is still at work, going to the Bernabéu each morning to prepare for the 2011-12 season.  He won’t be going on vacation until the middle of this week, once his kids have finished their school year.  During this time, he’s been negotiating for new players and speaking with those players who possibly won’t have a spot next year.

Meanwhile, his players are on vacation.  Pepe is in Menorca, Sami Khedira and Mesut Özil are also in the Baleares, as is Karim Benzema, who is terrifying pedestrians in Ibiza.  Iker’s been in Latin America, Sergio Canales was also in Cancun, Raúl Albiol got married in Valencia with Xabi Alonso and Álvaro Arbeloa in attendance (Xabi was in New York before that and Álvaro in Vigo for Diego López’ wedding).  And Fernando Gago and Ángel di María will also be getting married this summer, to Gisela and Jorgelina, respectively (remember when Madrid used to have the married vs. single practice match right before Christmas?  At this rate, if they still did that, there won’t be very many players left for the single side…).  Meanwhile, Cris baptized his son Cristiano Junior in Portugal, and then traveled to Turkey for a promotional event with girlfriend Irina, where he caused chaos because everyone wanted to see him.  He’ll vacation there until the middle of next week.

Speaking of Cris, this is from Marca, and it once again proves that Cristiano Ronaldo is really a nice guy.  Jaime Navarro is a 20-year-old central defender that plays in Real Madrid C in the third division.  His contract with Madrid ends this summer, and after a chat with Cristiano, he decided that England is the place for him.  So, Cristiano introduced him to agent Jonathon Hope, and explained that the way Jaime plays is highly valued in England.  And now, Jaime has a tryout with Leyton Orient in League One.  You wouldn’t think that Cristiano would be that approachable, but I’m so happy to hear that he is.

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  1. June 19, 2011 15:59

    “Raúl Albiol got married in Valencia with Xabi Alonso…” I so LOLed reading the sentence before I could even finnish :D

    “At this rate, if they still did that, there won’t be very many players left for the single side…”
    well with Iker, Cris, Benz & Higuain its sill possible ;)

    Ángel di María will get married too? Woah, when do the Argies want to marry? Do they get a pause after Copa America or do they have to travel to RMs preseason directly?

  2. Dia permalink
    June 19, 2011 16:50

    Despite appearances, I’ve always thought Cris came across as a genuinely nice guy in interviews. Happy to hear that he actually is!

  3. June 19, 2011 17:54

    I really wanna get summer holiday to Europe..visit Madrid..visit Bernabeu stadium..even meet Una and if I got lucky maybe can meet Real Madrid’s player..

  4. Jenny permalink
    June 19, 2011 19:09

    Actually – from the way his fellow players (especially new arrivals) talk about him – I would guess that Cris was that approachable! And that he would be so nice and helpful. He is just so wonderful. You end up loving him better and better with every single interview.

  5. June 19, 2011 20:44

    Oh Crispy, what a nice guy. I’m so sad I’m not in Istanbul right now.

  6. June 19, 2011 22:46

    wow, Di Maria getting married too, congrats! Hmm let’s see, off the top of my head the single side would only consist of Cris, Sergio, Iker, Esteban, Lass?, Karim, Higuain, Adan…well anyway since they have no goalkeeper and we have all the strikers, I say we still win =D! all joking aside, it’ll be an interesting match to watch though.

  7. Pammie permalink
    June 19, 2011 23:41

    I need to book a flight to the Baleares :D

    it’s wonderful, that Cris helps out the younglings! Wow that’s quite a crowd, it’s a bit scary how Cris got crowded there. It’s a shame that the event had to be cancelled for security reasons.

    I had no clue, that El Fideo is getting married too! Now I get why he wants that pay raise, he got wedding bills to pay… :P

  8. bbBenz permalink
    June 20, 2011 01:06

    “as is Karim Benzema, who is terrifying pedestrians in Ibiza” LOL! una you’re the best!

  9. georgia permalink
    June 20, 2011 01:54

    I have a friend who knows Ronaldo’s cousins in Perth (where I live) and they said that he is trying to get time off (presumably after the asia tour) to come to Perth :)

  10. @ulonghaz permalink
    June 20, 2011 02:40

    Una, why don’t you write bout Guti and his girlfriend in Ibiza?

  11. Guest :) permalink
    June 20, 2011 11:54

    Sami Khedira is in Mallorca. He was last Saturday at a German show, called “Wetten dass…?” with his girlfriend :)

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