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Marcelo at Punto Pelota

February 18, 2011

The irresistible Marcelino was the guest on Punto Pelota last night, and he didn’t stop fidgeting with the ball or showing off his adorable smile during the entire interview!  It’s worth watching just to see Marcelo smile, crack up and laugh.  You can really tell that he’s one of the happiest people around.  He also gave very amusing answers to the questions too!

Here are the highlights (or in other words, the fun parts that no other interview summaries feel is worth your time).  I love the first two.

on getting stopped by people on the street or in restaurants: it’s mostly the children, because I have a baby face.

on the goal “celebration” against Espanyol: I was going to celebrate the goal with the guys on the bench, but since I was so far away, by the time I got there, they had gotten up and then sat down already.  I didn’t have anyone to celebrate with, so I asked for water [jajaja!!!].  The goal was dedicated to my family – my wife and son.

on his next goal celebration (a viewer question): you all saw my last one, right?  It will be asking for water.

on watching football: I don’t watch football games in general, other than those that I play in.  I didn’t see the Arsenal-Barça game because I was at the movies.  (What did you see?)  I don’t remember what it was called, but it was about a girl who had the dream to be on TV…  It was good and I would recommend it [right, it was so good that you can’t even remember the title].

on Adebayor: I call him Manu.  He’s very nice, a very good person.  He speaks a bit of each language.  I don’t understand anything.  You can tell he’s a very happy guy.  The locker room is full of happiness, and he fits right in.

on the team: the locker room is very united, which you can see in the games or the training sessions, with everyone helping everyone else.  Everyone jokes around; it’s just not me, Pepe and Cristiano.

on Cristiano: he’s very, very sincere.  He doesn’t hide.  He’s true to himself [they show footage of Cris in a pink cap, sleeveless shirt, gold chain and carrying a bag from the CR7 line.  I don’t always like his style, but he has improved a lot!!].

on Mourinho: he’s has given me a lot of confidence, he lets me do what I like.

on his favorite movie: it’s I, Robot.

on Brazil: I miss my friends and the beach from Rio, but I’m very happy here because I’m treated very well.

on his house in Madrid: (they show pictures of his house, including his swimming pool, and ask him if he swims).  No, not right now, it’s too cold!  I have a dog named Willy.  I spend a lot of time at home now, more so than before, because I’m happier staying at home, playing with my son, than going out… My son kicks the ball with his right foot (Marcelo makes a very cute little noise of disapproval.  The others tell him there’s still time (Enzo is 15 months old)).

on Pepe: I would renew Pepe’s contract because he’s a very important player for us and because he’s my friend.

on original Ronaldo: for Brazilians, he’s an idol and he’s brought us a lot of joy, and a lot of joy to football as well.  Many players want to be like him, but he’s unique.  His goodbye was very sad, for the fans and for us footballers.

on the biggest prank he’s pulled on one of his teammates: when we won the Liga, I pulled off [that idiot] Robinho’s underwear on the field, but no one saw it.  It was funny because no one saw it.

on the crab celebration (they show it and Marcelo covers his face in embarrassment):  It was from a TV show.  I was very ugly there.

on his hair (they ask if he will promise to do something if Madrid wins a title, such as cut his hair):  no, it took a long time to get it like this.

on Raúl: he was and is an idol for el madridismo.  I had the pleasure of playing with him.  He was important for us.  He was our captain until the very last moment. 

on Roberto Carlos: my idol, the best ever, the one who helped me the most when I arrived.

They also show Marcelo some old footage of him scoring while he was still with Fluminense, and he used to celebrate like Hugo Sánchez and Sergio, with somersaults!  And in general, they show Marcelo at his most silly and most loco on the field to get his thoughts (and laughter).

More pictures here, and watch a behind the scenes video here.

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17 Comments leave one →
  1. February 18, 2011 12:10

    Marcelo is just pure joy!
    He maintains this happy, joker face but at the same time I believe that he has matured a lot on the pitch compared to when he joined.

    I am looking forward to his next celebration and I am glad that we didn’t see his prank on Robinho ( not fond of him) even though we probably missed a good laugh! 🙂

  2. suzanne permalink
    February 18, 2011 14:46

    awww, i love marcelo!! what a great interview. he’s such a happy, joyful person!
    i realised that i’d never heard him speak before. the voice doesn’t match what i thought it’d be, but i really like it!

    • February 18, 2011 18:19

      omg ikr! i watched his post-game interview after espanyol and was expecting this high-pitched happy voice but it turned out to be all low and husky, and i had to double check my screen to see it wasn’t the announcer speaking instead lmao.

      • suzanne permalink
        February 19, 2011 15:07

        lol! that’s exactly what i was expecting.

  3. Ebrahim permalink
    February 18, 2011 16:16

    on Raúl: he was and is an idol for el madridismo. I had the pleasure of playing with him. He was important for us. He was our captain until the very last moment.

    It is not a good bye but a see you later

    I miss our captain

  4. amouria permalink
    February 18, 2011 18:47

    I love this guy, see this video of his crazy dances with chris

  5. February 18, 2011 18:49

    “I don’t understand anything.”

    HAHAHAHAHAH marcelo 8D

  6. Andrea permalink
    February 18, 2011 18:55

    He is utterly adorable and charming. I love that every other message that popped up on the screen was some variation of “Marcelo es un crack!” 🙂

  7. andrea permalink
    February 18, 2011 19:28

    I love these kind of interviews, so fun and relaxed

  8. Bernard permalink
    February 18, 2011 22:51

    I lOVE MARCELO VIEIRA!!
    His character is so cool, funny, happy, nice, sweet etc.. And his friendship with CR7 , P to the P and Ricky is brilliant. But especially his progression as a player for Madrid is extraordinary. Amazing Marcelinho, keep it up!

    Thanks Una!

  9. LaBlanca permalink
    February 18, 2011 23:41

    Una, you really made me curious on this one and I watched the whole interview. Un chaval muy amable! His Spanish is amazing, not such a Portuguise-Spanish mix like Cris speaks it. And a very funny guy. Love him!!!

  10. Sunny permalink
    February 18, 2011 23:50

    He’s so adorable. I love this interview.

  11. February 19, 2011 00:06

    I just have to make a bit wierd comment, mostly for myself so I can hopefully stop laughing..
    I have spent the night reading http://www.fmylife.com/ , really funny site where people write different situations where they embarrass themselves. All the messages ends with “FML” (fuck my life) , to explain how their life sucks. Two minutes after I stopped reading at that site, I read this interview. And Marcelos answer on his goal celebration could really end with the word “FML”.

    “I was going to celebrate the goal with the guys on the bench, but since I was so far away, by the time I got there, they had gotten up and then sat down already. I didn’t have anyone to celebrate with, so I asked for water” (FML)

  12. February 19, 2011 00:13

    Sorry for attacking you with comments, just have to share my thought that in the future when i get into an awkward situation, I’m gonna say “can I get some water?” or something like that. It seemed to work out quite well for Marcelo 😉

  13. Ang permalink
    February 19, 2011 02:28

    awwwwww MARCELO!!!!! if he wasn’t married and had a kid … and Xavi Hernandez was taken … I would marry him *lmao* he is such a happy guy… It makes me happy to see him happy!!!

    THANX UNA!!!! 🙂

  14. Jenny permalink
    February 19, 2011 16:20

    Again – the perfect loyalty! The “everyone gets along and there are no locker room problems” response – Pepe, Cris, Sami, Mesut and Marcelo all do it so well.

    Now why can’t Iker be as emphatic??

    I personally don’t think there are any big problems in the locker room, but I do think that Iker shouldn’t qualify his answers – at all! It gives the press wiggle room to makes stuff up. He should gloss anything and everything over with a “that’s a lie…they’ve always been friends” – if Cris can say that about Valdano and Mourinho, why can’t Iker do it about his friends on the team?

    But my god is Marcelo adorable. Just thinking about that adorable over-grown kid playing with a kid of his own – it’s too much!

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