“I feel very comfortable with my new teammates. Before coming, I imagined Barça as a locker room with many great people, cracks. All with different personalities. Jordi Alba had said to me: ‘It sure is a peaceful, united and ambitious place’. I’m usually very introverted, preferring to watch and listen. Now I am in the locker room trying to talk to everyone and learn. Change can be hard, but I talk more now than before, and when I met everyone here, everything felt much better.”—Jeremy Mathieu (via blaugr4na)
“In Pepe’s eyes, I’m not a human. He called me a ‘macaco’ (‘monkey’ in Portugese) during my time at Barca, and then he spat at me. I said to myself: ‘This man is not worth anything’. I did not speak publicly about this because he has no value. I didn’t want to shake his hand in the friendly and I said this before to Mehdi Benatia. He went behind me and he spat at me. I had a bottle of water and I threw it at him and then all the other players came. The ‘blancos’ (Real Madrid players) wanted to hit me. It’s true that I displayed a bad image and I apologize, but it’s unacceptable that a man can spit. I’m not a saint, but I respect people. I will not argue with those who do not regard me as a human being, he has displayed unacceptable behavior. Is racism widespread in football? No, we shouldn’t generalize. I’m African and I’ve played in Europe for years. I’ve been able to deal with wonderful people. It’s just a minority.”—Keita on the incident with Pepe (via losalbicelestes)
“We did not just find out at the World Cup that Mats Hummels is one of the best centre-backs in the world. Mats can lead a team, he is superb in building the play and he is a great professional. We are happy and also a bit proud that he has decided to commit to BVB for a long time without any conditions.”—Michael Zorc (via hummelshoch2)
As a Barcelona and Dortmund fan I tend to look at Madrid and Bayern as some awful, terrible giants who steal important, talented players from other helpless small teams to cripple them. It is seriously difficult to remind myself from time to time that my teams do the same.
I think the more I age the uglier things look to me. All the teams are starting to look the same (more or less)
I'm going to college in a month and I've never been kissed. I've gone nowhere with guys and it makes me feel pathetic. The guys I like have never liked me back and I've never had a guy actually give me attention so yeah I feel like there is something wrong with me.(sorry if this wasn't a fun secret I had to get it off my chest) love your blog ❤️
I kept this in my inbox few days. Thank you for sharing this with me :)