We saw Fernando Torres against Tottenham… Have you seen him play better than that in recent years? (x)
This is how Team Brazil deals with (tiny) pitch invaders, Johannesburg, 2014.03.05
Pedro celebrating his goal , Spain - Italy 1-0 (Friendly Match) 05.03.2014.
Eterno Luis Aragonés.
"Football gives you life. Or at least.. A sense of life."
My guardian angel,
The day has come. You’re leaving. While it is a law of life, it is impossible for me to imagine a Barça without you. If I look back and remember Paris or Rome, the first image that comes to mind is you lifting the European Cup. In Wembley you’re ceding the honor to Abi, a detail that still makes you greater. My generation and those that come behind do not know what a Barça is without Puyi in defense, with the armband and the ’5’ on the back. I guess nothing will ever be the same.
I met you almost 6 years ago. You were the captain and emblem of the team and I a youth coming to take on the world. From the first day we had a great relationship, as much on the field as off it. By your side I felt protected, knowing that if one day I failed, you would be there to save me. You are my guardian angel.
I want you to know that I will miss our talks in the locker room, your advice and especially your “quarrels” on the pitch. You are unique. It makes me laugh when they talk about signing ‘the new Puyol’. May they keep looking, because they will never find him.
Thanks for everything, Puyi. (x)
Thank you for Everything, captain!
"It’s a very happy day for me, meeting my team-mates, the manager, seeing the training ground. It’s a massive club and I feel very proud to be here. I thought, ‘wow’! This is a team that has won a lot of leagues in the history of the Premier League and English league. It’s amazing knowing that a club like Manchester United is interested in you. It’s a good feeling." - Juan Mata
" You do notice when things aren't right with certain players, firstly because you are not just teammates, you're also friends, and because you spend around 200 days a year in their company, so you know them. You know when one is sad, when one is happy, when one has confidence and one hasn't got it, and yes of course you have to help them. It's a relationship and you try to stick together."
- Juan Mata
Football alphabet: El Clasico.
"The Clásico is the most important game for any player. It’s the match every player wants to play in, it’s the game where each player wants to play his best football."
Juan Mata requested by anonymous.