Another intense week is starting, again with games in two different competitions, after we weren’t able to win twice in a row at Stamford Bridge against Basel and Fulham. We will try to do it this week. The first match is already here, this Tuesday against Swindon Town in the Capital One Cup. I haven’t been able to win this tournament with Chelsea yet. In my first two years we couldn’t get to play the final at Wembley. As it is also the case with the Premier League, I would love to add this trophy to my record… It would be very special to end my career having won all the different competitions in the English football.
And the game that awaits us on the weekend is another derby, very intense and emotional, this time at White Hart Lane. The most recent memory from there is very positive: we won 2-4 and I was able to score two goals. I hope we can win again, this is a very special day for our fans, and there is a really motivating atmosphere in the stadium!
This last Sunday I watched a lot of sports on TV: the Spanish basketball team winning the bronze medal in the Eurobasket, in a great victory against Croatia, and before that the Formula 1 race. I also watched the games in the Spanish la Liga, of course. There had been plenty of goals on Saturday evening (Almería-Levante, 2-2; Rayo-Barcelona, 0-4 with a superb performance by Pedro; and Atlético’s 0-2 victory at Valladolid), but on Sunday’s first two matches the goalkeepers played the starring role. Then the Real Madrid vs Getafe started at a very high pace and was a very entertaining match. My friend Mosquera was in Getafe’s line-up, I’m sure he will have a great season! He deserves it.
I really liked reading your comments about your favourite strategy goals, as I suggested last week. Speaking of which, my friend John Obi Mikel scored his first goal for Chelsea last Saturday! Congratulations ‘crack’, better late than never!
Leaving football aside now, my personal recommendation about London is the Somerset House. I’ve been there for an exhibition on the famous ‘El Bulli’ restaurant and I think it’s an amazing building… It’s worth a visit, seriously! And the exhibition is very recommendable for cooking enthusiasts!
By the way, thank you for your suggestions on books, now my to-do list is huge!
See you next week and, as usual, a million thanks for your messages; they are really moving, everything would be more difficult without you guys!