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Today we have Just4Anna from Twitter (must follow BTW!). A die hard Madridista and Benzema fan/lover. Call her Anna Benzema and she would be elated. :p
Tanuj : First up, tell us about you.
Anna : Well my name is Anna i’m from Bucharest, Romania (if you ask me way too far away from Madrid but i’m hoping i can fix that in the foreseeable future), and as you probably figured it out by now i am a huge fan of Real Madrid. I also like traveling, french rap, formula 1, figure skating and that should be enough for now.
T : Since when have you been a Real Madrid fan? (if you happen to remember)
A : It was a while ago i was still in primary school, my dad is a big football fan and he used to watch La Liga; so this was around 96-97 before Real Madrid won La Liga my dad was watching a game and i sat next to him and the game just caught me, and honestly Raul impressed me so much seeing a 19 year old boy playing along side all those stars and the way he did it was just love at first sight. Ever since my love for Real has been growing.
T : What is your favourite part of Real Madrid football club?
A : I don’t know if i can pick something, i think everything starting from the players, the mentality behind this team, the history, the rivalries, the fans make Real Madrid the best football club in the world.
T : Which has been your all time favourite Real Madrid player?
A : Well this one is really tricky, hard to pick just one but i’m gonna say Raul, he made me fall in love with the club and gave me some amazing memories, but i have to say Zidane and Ronaldo come pretty close after him. As for my current favorite player i don’t even think i need to mention his name.
T : A Real Madrid moment you can’t forget?
A : Lots of great memories to pick from i could go on about the `98-`99 UCL final we won against Juventus bringing the trophy home after 32 years was just amazing; then i’m guessing one of madridistas favorite game has to be the UCL Final in 2002 against Leverkusen with Zizou scoring that unbelievable goal; winning La Liga in that crazy 2006-07 season with Capello was another one and hopefully the moments we’ll never forget will continue to come.
T : La Liga or UCL, which one would you love to see us win more?
A : I would have to say the Champions League, even though winning it last year would’ve made it epic seeing the final was held on Bernabeu, La Decima is every madridistas dream it’s like reaching a whole new level.
T : Which has been your favourite signing for this season? (excluding Mourinho)
A : Without any doubt Mesut Ozil ever since we’ve signed him he has proved himself to be an amazing player and it’s just a pleasure to see him on the field.
T :Which game did you most enjoy this season?
A : Call me biased but even though it wasn’t the most intense or the most important game so far it has to be the game against Auxerre on Bernabeu, having Karim score his first triple at Real Madrid and Real Madrid’s 300th goal in the Champions League was just pure joy, at least for me.