“The night before the Seventh we were in the lobby until four in the morning”

first_img“My favorite moment at Real Madrid would be the victory of the Seventh” Favorite moment at Real Madrid: “I will never forget that night (after the Seventh). Then we headed to the Plaza de Cibeles. The streets were flooded with hundreds of thousands of people, dressed in their white shirts and scarves, singing and celebrating. If I had to choose my favorite moment of my years at Real Madrid, it would be that triumph “.The galactics: “You would come to the locker room, sit down, look around and see the winner of the Ballon d’Or, the player of the year in Spain, Pichichi, the best goalkeeper in the world. Being part of that environment was very special. Sometimes, I sat and thought: “Look where you came from and look where you are now. “ I was proud. “White late afternoon: “My last game at the club was on June 17, 2007. We received Mallorca at the Bernabéu, on the last day of the season, and we were tied on points with Barcelona, ​​who faced Gimnàstic. If we both won, we We knew we would keep the title, thanks to the direct confrontations against Barça. We started losing, 0-1 from early, but in the second half we went back and won 3-1. It was an incredible victory. “ Arrival at Real Madrid: “I went to Cibeles, Cibeles is one of the most iconic places. But for football fans, it carries an extra meaning. Cibeles is the place where Real Madrid (and also the Spanish National Team) meets to celebrate their titles.”Confinement: “I can’t go to work. In the last month I have left my house twice, and that was to go to the supermarket. Staying home all day is making me walk on the walls. But at the moment, it is the right thing to do and what to do. I could not recognize my city. The streets are completely empty. I have never seen Madrid like this. “ The night before the Seventh: “We had suffered in the League that season. Juve was in the final for the third consecutive year. We arrived at the game without being the favorites. The night before the final, none of us could sleep. Normally we went to bed at 10 o’clock night, but that night we were sitting in the lobby at four in the morning, telling each other stories. We were not afraid, but we did have a lot of respect for Juventus. “Final against Juventus: “We did very well in that final. Juve had many chances, but we won 1-0. Not only did we win that game with our quality, but we also did it with our motivation. We loved him more than they did.” Roberto Carlos arrived at Real Madrid in 1996, by the hand of the recently deceased Lorenzo Sanz to join the Fabio Capello team. He left in 2007, after being one more member of the Madrid of ‘Los Galacticos’. He is now director of Institutional Relations of the white entity. The Brazilian winger reviews in first person to The Players’ Tribune some aspects of those years and how day to day of the state of alarm. His story: ‘The Good Life’. “I was proud to belong to Los Galacticos” Lorenzo Sanz: “He was the man who brought me to the club. Only the memory of Lorenzo already makes me smile. Although he was a president, above all things he was an amateur. She lived for Real Madrid. When we tied or lost, it left us alone. But when we won titles, he was the first to hug us. He was like a father to us. I have never called Lorenzo Sanz, and I have never tried it. For me he was always President, or Pressure“Debut of white: “I remember the first time I played at the Bernabéu, in front of 80,000 people. I was like … ‘Ehm, what am I doing here? Now what happens if I make a mistake?’It was scary! But it was also one of the best days of my life. “ “Debut at the Bernabéu, in front of 80,000 people. It was awesome! It was one of the best days of my life” Feelings: “But what I remember most about that day was the way the fans treated me. Everyone knew it was my farewell match. David Beckham was also leaving. That’s when I realized what he had done for the club. There that’s when I realized how much the fans loved me. “last_img

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