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Today we have Deepak from Twitter (must follow BTW!). A die hard Madridista and knows it all when it comes to Canteranos. If you have questions or discussions around our youth team members then he’s the man!
Tanuj : First up, tell us about you.
Deepak : I am a 20 year old Indian, studying to be something worthwhile to the world, so for starters I’m doing my B.E. I am a Madridista (obvious from the heading of the section) to the core, a blogger, and a student.
T : Since when have you been a Real Madrid fan? (if you happen to remember)
D : Been a long time since I first started “supporting” Real Madrid, round about 10 years now, at first when I was I kid, I wasn’t sure who was who, and which player played where, I just knew I liked this team with the white kit. Wasn’t connected as much when I was young, it was a team I liked, but for the past few years I have become a fanatic.
T : What is your favourite part of Real Madrid football club?
D : La Fabrica, la cantera del Real Madrid. It has to be my most favourite thing about the football club along with the white kit and the glorious history. La Fabrica is probably the most underrated academy in the world right now, but it has pumped out one of the finest players the game has ever seen, it is still doing so and will continue to do so in the future.
T : Which has been your all time favourite Real Madrid player?
D : As long as I have understood football, there has only been one player who has always been there, and that is Raul. Raul has to be my all time favorite Real Madrid player, the man stands for everything Real Madrid, an honest down to earth professional.
T : A Real Madrid moment you can’t forget?
D : That one minute in the 06-07 season when Van Nistelrooy scored against Zaragoza and seconds later Tamudo scored against Barcelona to win Madrid the title.
T : La Liga or UCL, which one would you love to see us win more?
D : I would like to see us win everything, but it’s going to be tough. I want us to win the La Liga to end Barcelona’s hold on the title, plus I want to see us win our tenth Champions League trophy too, it’s very very hard to pick between the two.
T : Which has been your favourite signing for this season? (excluding Mourinho)
D : I wasn’t going to say Mourinho at all because I wanted Manuel Pellegrini to stay with us. Plus add the fact that I don’t enjoy the football played by us this season, Mourinho will NEVER be my favorite signing even if he gets us titles this season, THIS is not Real Madrid.
Now my favorite signing, if I have to choose I would pick Mesut Ozil and Ricardo Carvalho, signing both of them has strengthened the squad significantly, money well spent.
T :Which game did you most enjoy this season?
D : Real Madrid vs Auxxere at the Santiago Bernabeu, has to be the best game this season, just because Pablo Sarabia, the great hope of the academy got his debut with the first team, and he was impressive, even played a part in Benzema’s third.