July 7th, 2010
“Team Sushi”: Spain National Team Secrets
Not sure we’d class the recent revelations by Sopitas.com about the Spanish National Team as “secrets”. To us, that would mean information about which bedtime stories Sergio Ramos reads to Pedro, and whether David Villa is buying S, M or larger-than-medium-but-still-not-Large-size underpants.
Still, we’ll take these fun tidbits of info because we’re greedy like that.
1. Xavi on Cesc Fabregas: Apparently, Cesc “gets distracted” often. For example: “We were in Serbia, all waiting on the bus to go to the airport and head back to Spain. Time was running out and we needed to leave and he was nowhere to be found. A few minutes later, he ran on. He overslept”….ran on with bedhead? Eye boogies? UGG slippers? Xavi, don’t leave us hanging!
2. Alvaro Arbeloa also has a tendency to lose his bearings. Xavi (obviously the team secret-spiller), says Alvaro once took a taxi to the team’s training, proceeded to get out, pay the driver and make small talk with the press. Problem was he greeted his teammates at the hotel empty-handed. In other words, he had to ring the taxi service to come back and give him his suitcases. This is a perfectly reasonable explanation behind the phenomenon of footballers who don’t carry Louis Vuitton luggage.
3. Carles Puyol has deem the squad “Team Sushi” because more than half the players love to eat the Japanese delicacy. Tip for reporters: here would be the ideal spot to inform us whether Fernando Torres mixes his wasabi up in the soy sauce, or eats his spicy tuna rolls with just ginger. People like us need to know these things or we can’t live normal lives.