Hey bud. You OK? I’m sorry you lost, but, you know, someone had to. And I’m glad it wasn’t us. So that’s…a…tough one.
It’s a shame we couldn’t play tonight. Oh, you did play? Well good for you! Maybe I was just watching my teammates and the players who scored goals too closely. That’s probably why I didn’t see you out there. By the way, do you like my hat? I’m trying to make suits with a baseball cap the new thing. I’m pretty sure it’s working. I’d say you should try it, but then you would look like you’re trying to copy me. Maybe you should do a fedora with a tracksuit. It’s just an idea, but it could work for you. Think about it. Not right now, of course, but sometime within the next day or so.
Anyway, how about that Gareth Bale, huh? He reminds me of you, but bigger and faster and not as sad right now. Actually, I guess that makes him more like me. Are you sure you’re doing OK? Can I get you anything? We’re probably going to have some champagne left over once we’re done celebrating if you want to wait around for a little while. Are your parents here? How’s your dad doing with that whole tax fraud thing? Maybe we should go find them. Not “we” because I have to celebrate, but you should.
I know this has been a tough season for you. The injuries, the criticism, the frustration and now not winning trophies. I’ve been there. I know how awful that feels. It’s a bottomless pit of despair. Hopelessness in every direction. And I just want you to know that I’m really glad I’ve overcome that to reach the top again. Maybe one day you will too. If not in football, then in some other business like pottery or…I hear mimes do very well. The sky’s the limit. You’re Lionel Messi! You can do whatever you want. Except win this match that just ended, because it’s over now and well, you know — of course you know, you said you played in it. The whole match you played? Wow, how about that.
Hey, listen, I really have to get back to having fun. This was a good talk, though. I think you have my old phone number — call if there’s ever anything you need. Anything at all. I’m sure someone will answer it. Unless…yeah, someone will probably answer it. So keep your chin up! And just to show that there’s no hard feelings between us, I’ll tell Pepe to never step on your fingers again? He probably won’t listen, but I’ll still say it anyway. That sound good? You sure you’re OK? Alright, I’m going to go over here now, where it’s not so depressing. Good luck with, uh…yeah. And seriously think about that fedora and tracksuit thing!
I’m getting REALLY tired of seeing BBC out there doing absolutely nothing and having Diego Lopez in goal. Casillas is sitting on the bench suffering through this with us when he could be uniting this team. That second half showed how desperate all the players got to tie the game and were kicking everything in their path. I’ve given up on this league. AND why even bother putting Isco and Morata in to play less than 20 minutes. What is that gonna accomplish? I gave them the benefit of the doubt before today but I’m done. There’s no suffering left for us fans. But hey, at least Marcelo apologized to us…
"There were many [refereeing] mistakes. In Madrid-Barca matches, they must have a referee that’s able to match the quality of the game. In that state you can’t make the right decisions. I don’t want to justify anything, my penalty might have been in or out, but there were a lot of other things. It was a difficult fight. Maybe there were a lot of people that didn’t want us to win today, which would leave Barcelona out of the La Liga title race. I’ve been here for five years now and the game is not always played on the inside, but the outside.
Since I’ve been here, Madrid has never been favored by the officials. Every year is the same. It makes me wonder if the match is just being played inside. It was important for Barcelona to survive. Obviously it annoys them if Madrid win, the biggest club in the world. It creates jealously, which is normal. I understand that by playing at this club, I’m not treated equally. They can say it’s fair all they want, but it’s not, whether we play at home or away. People wanted Barcelona to remain in the title fight & there they are.
I’m sure that no matter all this, we will win the Liga.”
"Real Madrid is the biggest club and that creates a lot of envy around it. You can say that the treatment is the same, but it’s not. Real Madrid is the best in the world and it will fight until the end. The fans were great, they spurred us on, and I have to thank them for their support since the start of the season. I believe we are going to win the league.” — Cristiano Ronaldo [+ ∙ +]