E Real Madrid has been threatening reconstruction since Odega they would not let him into the gambling dens. It is normal that the kid has gotten used to living outside, if every time he asks about his future the answering machine at the Bernabéu sends him to "come back tomorrow" . It is true that this market is going to be different, difficult and that it has blown up the plans of many teams, but if Madrid really wanted Odegaard to play next year in white they would have it very easy. Let him tell you.
Odegaard has doubts. In reality, his doubts are caused by Madrid, which does not call him and says to him "Come, it does not matter who is here, come, we love you, you are going to be important". Instead, Drammen's boy sees how Madrid is not capable of letting go of players and he has the logical feeling that if he wears white next year he will see behind footballers who are on the downhill and they are going to hinder him. And at 21 you are not here to sit and watch the elders dance. You are here to play. At Anoeta, play, learn, enjoy and feel important. It is normal that he wants to be there for another year.
In a week we will already be in full swing and, hopefully, we will forget for a few hours of reality. A reality, that of noise, anger and barbarity-free bar, that also hits football. Even if we take it as a hobby, there are behaviors that cannot be tolerated and that hurt less than a week after resuming a life that was cut off from us three months ago. Stones against your own team's bus racist and homophobic insults on networks …
In full wave of gestures against racism in football, Borja Iglesias painted his nails in black as an awareness and they called him a fagot. You are going to eradicate one problem and you go home with two. In this environment, Kroos arrives and says that he does not know if he would advise a partner to declare himself homosexual. That they will insult you. That it will harm you. But live it freely, of course. With freedom but without saying it very loudly. Soccer (and we no longer only talk about the public) has a problem with homosexuality. Kroos's message surely wanted to be supportive, but you have to be more forceful and not let racism and homophobia prevail freely in society and in the stadium.
Guardiola takes Juanma Lillo to Manchester City. Everyone who has shared pachanga with Lillo awakens a feeling of understanding and empathy with the staff of his new team. But it is normal that Pep likes the way he is. They belong to that trickster nobility who know how to unite and sell football with the word and who are frowned upon by friends of fury and pulsation and football "with two balls". Guardiola has won everything and now he wants to give the pleasure of having his friend and mentor by his side. And he will continue to win.
The generation of Armstrong has made it very difficult for current riders. Not because their exploits, battles and great triumphs have remained on the fan's retina. It is that they have caused nobody to believe their sport. Jonathan Vaughters comes to say yes, that they all went to the eyebrows and that it was normal while trying to convince us that now this is not done and that the cyclists are clean. But the damage done is not only to their credibility, it is to that of the entire platoon.