Last week we had Saviola87 talk about her affection for Real Madrid. This week we have Elisa Uranga who covers La Liga through various mediums and is a huge Spanish national team fan as well. Without further ado, let’s hear her responses to the usual questions.
Tanuj : First up, tell us about you.
Elisa : Well my passion is football, the Spanish National Team, Real Madrid and La Liga. My goal is to bring this beautiful game to the English speaking world. I do this via our weekly podcast – Forza Futbol with my colleague Armando Garcia (iTunes link) . Our analysis and critique on the beautiful game and our podcast at our website – Forza Futbol, as well as tweeting on the games (elisaU), having an active facebook forum to discuss the game , as well as writing for Spain Sports Network. I still have a day job, but I love my double life. I have been to 3 World Cups and plan on going to at least 5 more, if I can do it financially. I also plan on doing a club tour of Spain in the next two years.
T : Since when have you been a Real Madrid fan? (if you happen to remember)
E : 2000, La Furia Roja since 1986.
T : What is your favourite part of Real Madrid football club?
E : RM instrumental in creating UCL and bringing the world’s game to prominence. La cantera which still creates fantastic footballers, though most do not play in RM, but elsewhere in La Liga.
T : Which has been your all time favourite Real Madrid player?
E : Raúl. It is because of him and Hierro that I fell in love with the club.
T : A Real Madrid moment you can’t forget?
E : Capello’s season, where we came from behind from Barca to win the league. In fact we came from behind to win a lot of games to win all three points. The spirit of Juanito was alive that year.
T : La Liga or UCL, which one would you love to see us win more?
E : UCL, la decima of course.
T : Which has been your favourite signing for this season? (excluding Mourinho)
E : Well it used to be Pedro Leon and Sergio Canales, but since it appears that they were merely selected for the homegrown rule, I would say Mesut Ozil.
T :Which game did you most enjoy this season?
E : The UCL game against AC Milan in Milano. It was a hard fought game. I was very happy to see Madrid fight tooth and nail to get the point.