October 12th, 2011
QOTD: Yulia Voronin On Alex Gerrard
Image via sports.ru. *All Q translations were actually properly done by a fluent speaker, although they’ve been somewhat re-worded to make sense for us English folk. Thx Dina!
You all remember Yulia Voronin, right? She of the tracksuit that will never die?
Of course you do.
Mrs Voronin, whose husband Andriy formerly played for Liverpool and currently plays for Dynamo Moscow, has given a truly spectacular interview to a Russian sports site. You’ll have to bear with us and Google Translate* because our ability to read Cyrillic is about the same as Jose Mourinho’s ability to keep his emotions off his face.
Our favorite juicy tidbit obviously has to do with Yulia’s feelings on Alex Gerrard; she says that while she and her hubby hung out with Martin Skrtel and his fam, many of the team’s other foreigners were not as friendly. She notes that the Spaniards, in particular, kept to themselves in a co-called ‘Spanish tribe.’ When asked if they were friendly with Liverpool’s captain and his fleet of blondes, Yulia said this:
Q: In England did you socialise with anyone? With the captain, Steve Gerrard or his wife, for example?
“Gerrard – it’s a different story altogether. He is a very humble guy, which is not true of his wife Alex.”
Thems fightin’ words, Kickettes. But wait, there’s more:
Q: Yes, this bright blonde was probably your first rival?
“Exactly! In my first parish [Ed. Note: we think she means trip/visit] in the VIP box, “Enfield,” I immediately felt the her glances. And I realised that we are unlikely to be friends. I just arrived in Liverpool five days earlier and was already written about in all the newspapers…for her it was a low blow, because in Liverpool she is the main star. However, she did say ‘hello’ to me through clenched teeth.”
Brilliant, eh? That coupled with the fact that Google Translate turned the Cyrillic for “leopard print jumpsuit” into “stupid tiger costume” has rendered us pretty much useless for the rest of the day.
Please do yourselves a favour and read the rest of the interview. We suggest you do so with a bottle of booze and/or copious amounts of sweets in close proximity.