I’ve been getting endless questions, support, insults, comments, etc about the Iker situation. To wrap it up, here is what I think and I’ll end it at that.
1. Iker has the right to talk to Sara about what happens in the Real Madrid dressing room. They are dating, they live together, they trust each other. If he can’t talk to his girlfriend then who can he talk to?
2. Sara has no idea of what the word “ethics” means. Yes, she is a journalist but she is also the captain’s girlfriend. It is evident that if she has some “leaked” information about our dressing room all the fingers are going to point at Iker. She has damaged Iker A LOT by speaking in public (despite it not being the first time). After Iker and Sergio sent out a letter via the realmadrid site saying they gave no ultimatum to Floren, Sara says otherwise. It wouldn’t be such a big deal if any reporter said it, but the one sleeping with the person accused of doing so is saying it. There’s a big difference.
3. The abuse on Facebook and Instagram towards Iker – undeserved and unfair. Like I said, it is not his fault he talks to Sara as he has every right to do so. He has been with Real Madrid for many years and has been key to winning most, if not all, of the trophies we have achieved with him. He deserved a bit more respect.
4. His response to the topic – this is where I have an issue with him. He is not just any player. He is the Real Madrid captain and should behave as such. He has had TONS of opportunities to clarify the topic but his actions up until now have even sided with Sara’s words. His facebook activity has been update his status after every Real Madrid game with the score as usual. Nothing different. The only picture he has posted is one thanking the beer company that sponsors him for the cupcakes. On instagram, he has uploaded pictures of his dogs, his face and his hand of poker. Nothing related to the team, nothing showing his support to the team that was playing a crucial game against Barcelona. Furthermore he was liking photos of him and Sara during the dying minutes of el clasico. It leaves a lot to wish for…
Now I don’t know how things work but as the captain and because his injury only a hand issue (as in he can walk and do everything fine), I thought he would be focused for the game with the team showing his support. Maybe he didn’t because that’s how the rules work or maybe he didn’t because he didn’t want to. I don’t know and I won’t drive any conclusions from this because I have no idea how things work. One thing is true, on Wednesday, for the first time in many many games, Mourinho’s name was not whistled at by anyone in the Bernabeu. Coincidence? And today, AS’ director (we all know how much AS “loves” Mou) wrote a piece on how the “wind has changed” in favour of Mou. It is interesting nonetheless.
As I’ve said many times, those are my thoughts. Like them, hate them, respect them, insult them I am not going to change them. If one thing everyone should learn is to stay true to one’s self. You’re never going to please everyone so you might as well say what you feel.