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Today we have José Antonio from Twitter (definitely worth a follow!). A long time Real Madrid Fan and a very helpful guy as well. Loves football and Formula 1.
Tanuj: First up, tell us about you.
Jose: Hi, I’m a 45 years old Lawyer, living on a small town not far from Madrid. I am from Gijón. So I support both Sporting Gijón and Real Madrid – this is not unusual in Spain, to support your hometown team and one of the big ones..
T: Since when have you been a Real Madrid fan? (if you happen to remember)
J: Mid 80s. I had a group of friends that were die hard Madridistas. They brought me to the stadium and… I fell in love.
T: What is your favourite part of Real Madrid football club?
J: The history is amazing. Both in Football and Basketball, it’s second to none in Europe. The worldwide fan base is also fantastic. I’m so impressed to be answering these questions made by a Madridista from New Delhi.
T: Which has been your all time favourite Real Madrid player?
J: Very difficult to say. Maybe Raúl, the man who is a perfect sum up of our values: ambition, fair play, never surrender…But who could forget the fantastic Zizou, Butragueño, and the ones from the golden fifties: Di Stefano, Gento, Puskas.
T: A Real Madrid moment you can’t forget?
J: Any of the famous “remontadas” in the 80s: 4-0 vs Borussia M’bach (after losing in Germany 5-1); 6-1 vs Anderletch… Of course, wining any of the last three UCL: the goals by Mijatovic vs Juventus @ Amsterdam Arena 1998; Raúl vs. Valencia, Paris 2000; and of course, the great Zinedine Zidane vs. Bayer Leverkusen in Glasgow to win the Novena.
T: Which has been your favourite signing for this season? (excluding Mourinho)
J: Özil. He will be the leader of RMA very soon.
T: Which game did you most enjoy this season?
J: The Copa del Rey Finals. On the verge of a nervous breakdown, but at the end it was great..