“Lots of times at Real Madrid, the players would be queuing in front of the mirror before the game while the referee waited for them in the tunnel.
But that’s how society is now. Young people care a lot about this: they are twentysomething and I am 51 and if I want to work with kids I have to understand their world. How can I stop my players on the bus doing, er, what do you call?… Twitters and these things? How can I stop them if my daughter and my son do the same? So, I have to adapt to the moment.”
— José Mourinho
"Twitters and these things?" LOL ♥
Well, the handsome Madrid players don’t want to please us only with their beautiful game, but as well with their appearance. With the
uglyBarca players this would be pointless ;o)
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CL - Schalke 04 vs Real Madrid 1:6, 26.02.14 (13’+57’ Benzema, 21’+69’ Bale, 52’+89’ Cristiano Ronaldo / 90’ Huntelaar)
“Cristiano is especially motivated. He is itching to play and has trained very well during this period. He has rested just enough and trained just enough. He is in prime physical and mental condition at the moment.”
— Carlo Ancelotti
“He’s the same as ever, although he’s been a bit frustrated over the past few days because of the injustice of not being able to play the last three games. It was also unfair that he had to wait until the last minute to find out what decision had been made. It’s all water under the bridge now and ahead of tomorrow’s match he will be the same as ever.”
— Xabi Alonso
—> Conclusion: To be especially motivated is just normal for Cristiano.