March 12th, 2008
Pitter Patter/Career Drama: Xabi & Nagore
Congratulations to Xabi Alonso and his fiancé Nagore, who celebrated the birth of a baby boy on Tuesday.
As most of you know, the nummy Xabs made the decision to stay in the UK with Nagore (after her initial weekend birth hopes went out the window) rather than travel to San Siro to play against Inter Milan in Liverpool’s Champions League game. This decision did not go down terribly well with the boss.
We’re well aware of the importance of team loyalty, and the ‘life and death’ mentality that goes with it – and we respect that – especially for a big game like this. But seriously, aren’t there certain incidences where one is allowed to take a personal day from the office? We count childbirth and sales at Selfridges as two major examples when one is absolutely entitled to take time off. But that’s just us.
Was Xabi right to choose to stay back with Nagore? Tabloid reports would have it that his future at the club is in question over this – do you agree? Would everyone feel differently about Xabi’s decision if Liverpool had lost the match (nice one, Nando)? And most importantly, when do we see the baby pictures?